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UPMC sends hepatitis letters to 2,000 patients

By Dallas Hartman of Dallas W. Hartman P.C. posted in Hepatitis C on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

UPMC sent letters to 2,000 patients according to this morning urging them to get tested for Hepatitis C. The hospital sent the letters in response to actions taken by former employee, David Kwiatkowski. Kwiatkowski was arrested in New Hampshire last month after it was discovered that he had infected 31 patients with Hepatitis C

It has now been reported that Kwiatkoski worked at UPMC Presby from March to May of 2008 and was fired for using Fentanyl syringes and replacing the Fentanyl with saline and putting the used needles back into circulation at UPMC Presby.

At that time UPMC did not call the authorities to alert them of his illegal drug use.

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