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Warren health facility reports Oxycodone theft

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Police have been called in to investigate the theft of as many as 240 narcotic pills from a health care facility in Warren.

Signature Healthcare reported on Wednesday that between 120 and 240 Oxycodone pills had been stolen from a double locked station that only nurses have access to.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid drug prescribed for pain as Tylox®, Percodan®, OxyContin®. It is derived from the poppy plant, has high potential for abuse.

The regional director of nursing told the investigating officer that the theft occurred sometime since April 25.

The theft has already been reported to the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Board of Nursing, according top the report.

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