More details are emerging today about the former Exeter Hospital employee who has been charged in connection with the Hepatitis C outbreak. Thirty patients have tested positive for a strain of the virus that matches that of 32-year old David Kwiatowski. He’s been accused of stealing syringes of pain medication, injecting himself and then returning the needles. He’s facing federal charges of tampering and acquiring a controlled substance by fraud.
NHPR’s Todd Bookman has been following the situation. He tells All Things Considered host Brady Carlson about what investigators say they know about Kwiatowski now, including allegations of past drug diversion at other hospitals.