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Work continues to fix problems raised by hepatitis C outbreak

Star Tribune / Associated Press, December 11, 2013
David Kwiatkowski's six-month stint at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs medical center was about to end in 2008 when a doctor proposed extending the traveling technician's contract. Don't do it, one nurse warned. "If you keep him, we're going to management, the police, and outside the VA, because you would be putting our licenses in jeopardy," the nurse, Ron Warnick, said amid suspicions that Kwiatkowski was tampering with medications, according to recently released court documents. Kwiatkowski's contract wasn't extended, but he went on to work in nine more hospitals in five states, stealing drugs and infecting patients with hepatitis C through tainted syringes along the way.