RIPR News
3:24 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Former Miriam pharmacist sentenced to 5 years probation

PROVIDENCE, RI – By MEGAN HALL
A former Miriam Hospital pharmacist has been sentenced to five years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service for tampering with vials of pain killers.

Daniel Hamm plead guilty to opening and diluting containers of morphine and hydromorphone from the hospital's medication supply. According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Hamm resealed the containers with clear glue and put them back into the hospital's secure vault.

Test results from one of the tampered vials showed that it contained only six percent of its normal concentration of morphine. The rest of the bottle contained a saline solution.

Hamm will spend his community service making presentations to pharmacy groups and students about the dangers of tampering with medication.

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