Friday, July 24, 2009

Colorado's Answer to Typhoid Mary

Kristen Diane Parker, 26, an ex-surgery technician formerly employed at the Rose Medical Center in Denver and the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs, is now in custody for infecting not less than 19 patients in Denver and 1 in Colorado Springs with hepatitis-C. A Denver federal grand jury indicted Parker on 42 counts Thursday, including 21 counts of product tampering and 21 counts of obtaining a controlled substance [fentanyl] by deceit. A drug addict, she stole the fentanyl by injecting the powerful narcotic into herself, then attempted to cover her tracks by filling the syringe with saline solution.

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