Man charged with taking prescription drugs as nurse

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 05, 2011 7:20 AM

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Police arrested a North Liberty man after he allegedly illegally obtained prescription drugs while he was a nurse at Mercy Hospital.

Adam Moander, 28, of North Liberty was charged March 11 with 12 counts of prohibited acts and one count of tampering with records.

According to complaints from the Iowa City police, Moander allegedly removed Dilaudid from a medication machine under the name of 12 patients.

In one case, when Moander was confronted by a patient’s nurse, he allegedly said he had entered the patient room number and inadvertently got it under the wrong patient.

The report said the patient did not have a doctor’s order for the drug, and the doctor said he did not remember a call for a phone order, which Moander allegedly told police he received.

The reports said Moander was not assigned to care for several of the patients and allegedly failed to provide the drugs to them, causing the hospital records to be inaccurate.

— by Hayley Bruce

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