The Retrievals - Ep. 2: The Nurse
Thu, August 17, 2023
Podchat Summary

The Case of Nurse Donna: Tampering with Fentanyl at the Yale Clinic

In this episode, we delve into the shocking case of Nurse Donna, a healthcare professional at the Yale Clinic who was discovered tampering with vials of fentanyl. The story unravels as we uncover the details of Donna's actions and the impact it had on the clinic and its patients.

It all started when an observant anesthesiologist noticed a loose cap on a vial, leading to the discovery of Donna's illicit activities. As the investigation unfolded, it was revealed that Donna had been injecting herself with fentanyl while on duty and taking vials home.

To cover her tracks, Donna would replace the stolen fentanyl with saline and return the tampered vials to the stock of drugs at work. This dangerous behavior put countless patients at risk, prompting the Department of Justice to send out letters to approximately 200 patients, notifying them of their potential involvement in a federal criminal case.

Curiosity and concern led some patients to dig deeper into Donna's story. They wanted to understand the motives behind her actions and the impact it had on their lives. As a result, several patients submitted victim impact letters to the judge, expressing their experiences and seeking justice.

Donna's story is a complex one, involving a difficult relationship with her ex-husband and a breaking point that led her down a destructive path of fentanyl abuse. During her confession to investigators, Donna shed light on her actions, providing insight into the mindset that drove her to tamper with the vials.

As the episode concludes, we look ahead to Donna's upcoming sentencing hearing. Some patients are determined to attend, either in person or via Zoom, to witness the outcome and ensure that justice is served.

Join us as we explore the chilling case of Nurse Donna and the far-reaching consequences of her actions at the Yale Clinic.

Original Show Notes

The patients know what happened to them. Now they learn who did it. The story of the nurse whose own pain was also unseen.

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