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Drug diversion: The crime that affects everybody

Drug diversion is defined as any transfer of a prescription drug from a lawful to an unlawful channel of distribution or use.

Often thought of as occurring in the outpatient setting – with doctor-shopping, “pill mills,” and family or friends taking medications not prescribed to them – drug diversion can occur in hospitals and other inpatient facilities. It is a very real and costly problem, with far-reaching effects, often referred to as a “multiple-victim” crime.

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