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 July 29, 2014


Former Beth Israel Medical Center director of pharmacy charged with $5.6 million in narcotic thefts
Reuters reported on July 8 that Anthony D’Alessandro, former director of pharmacy services as Beth Israel Medical Center in lower Manhattan, had been arrested and charged with theft of narcotics from the medical center over a 5-year period. Over 200,000 doses were allegedly diverted, valued at $5.6 million. The New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor was quoted as stating that D’Alessandro was charged with “operating as a major trafficker under the state’s Drug Kingpin statute, grand larceny, and 247 counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance.” [Skinner C. Former NYC hospital exec charged with $5.6 mln painkiller theft. Reuters (NY) 2014 Jul 8;]