No Bond for Surgery Technician Accused of Exposing Patients to Hepatitis C

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) A surgery technician accused of swapping out her
dirty syringes for ones filled with a painkiller meant for patients
has been denied bail after a judge ruled she's a danger to the
community.

Twenty-six-year-old Kristen Diane Parker faces charges of
tampering with a consumer product, creating a counterfeit
controlled substance, and obtaining a controlled substance by
deception or subterfuge. she was in federal court Thursday.

Parker has tested positive for Hepatitis C. She worked at Rose
Medical Center in Denver from October 21 to April 13 and at Colorado
Springs Audubon Ambulatory Surgery Center from May 4 until last
week.

Up to 6,000 people may have been exposed to the blood-borne
liver disease. Ten Hepatitis C cases have been linked to rose
hospital.


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