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Hepatitis C outbreak spurs closer monitoring of Utah health professionals

Opioid crisis, hepatitis C outbreak draw state action

After the 2015 hepatitis C outbreak, Utah’s state health and professional licensing agencies are working more closely to stop drug thefts and other actions by health care workers who endanger hospital patients.


Police & Fire

Federal indictment blames fired nurse for hepatitis C infections at McKay-Dee Hospital

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More than 7,200 patients at McKay-Dee and Davis hospitals were offered screening for possible hepatitis C exposure after the outbreak came to light in September 2015.


Local

Red Cross asking for donors due to critical blood shortage

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The American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save lives.


Courts

McKay Dee Hospital, 3 doctors face wrongful-death lawsuit

McKay-Dee Hospital wrongful death suit

Basudeb Biswas, of Logan, alleges his wife, Renuka Biswas, 72, was overdosed and improperly treated with Haldol, which warns against using the drug for certain elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis. The hospital and the doctors deny any negligence and say the drug was used properly.

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