She said she got the drugs from a secure medical-storage system by entering the name of a patient without the doctor’s permission. The patient had been recently discharged.
Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn was back on life support this weekend.
Severe basement flooding destroyed the main building’s electrical system. The flooding destroyed all of the hospital’s diagnostic equipment.
A report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said ER visits doubled in the last four years from about 10,000 to more than 20,000.
The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness.
It would be an understatement to say the emergency room at Beth Israel Medical Center in the East Village is bursting at the seams.
It will be 2013 before Bellevue and Coney Island hospitals fully recover from the storm.
Doctors say that taxi passengers who neglect to wear seatbelts are suffering from terrible facial injuries, even in minor fender-benders.
There was a wild scene inside the emergency room at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rahway on Tuesday.
Police say 19-year-old Michael Wayman is responsible for the 7 p.m. shooting Wednesday. A bullet grazed the guard in the leg. A nurse was struck in the shoulder.
Authorities said a woman — believed to be in her 20s — gave birth inside Elmhurst Hospital, put the baby in the trash can and then walked out around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
You’ve probably experienced waiting endlessly in an emergency room. But now a New Jersey hospital is trying to change the image of the over-packed ER by letting you know how long you’ll have to wait.
The goal of the overhaul is to move nearly every one of the state’s 4.7 million recipients of the government healthcare program to managed care in three years, ending the use of hospital emergency rooms that drive up costs.
New York is showing a dramatic increase in the number of serious flu infections and emergency room visits, and doctors are trying to figure out the reason.
A Coney Island Hospital spokeswoman said the victim was dead when brought to the emergency room. Her name and age were not immediately released.