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3 years 6 months ago

Appeals court upholds surgery tech's sentence

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court in Denver has upheld a 30-year prison sentence for a surgery technician infected with hepatitis C who injected herself with pain medication from syringes later used on surgical patients. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday rejected...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Researchers make huge asthma discovery

There is new hope for millions of asthma sufferers. Researchers are on the verge of a major breakthrough that could make inhalers a thing of the past. Dr. David Farrar and his research team at the University of Texas Southwestern discovered that Interferon, an immune system protein already...

4 years 6 months ago

Surgery tech with hepatitis C to be sentenced

Some of the three dozen people infected with hepatitis C by a drug-addicted surgery technician's dirty syringes plan to speak at her sentencing hearing in federal court. Kristen Diane Parker is expected to be sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. Parker, who has hepatitis C, admitted stealing syringes...

4 years 9 months ago

Hundreds may still be untested for hepatitis C

Hundreds of people who may have been exposed to hepatitis C through dirty syringes may not have been tested for the disease yet. A surgery technician with hepatitis C, Kristen Parker, pleaded guilty last month to stealing the painkiller fentanyl and then refilling the contaminated needles with saline solution. Hospitals...

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