Ballad investigating ‘allegation’ involving storage of medications

After several News Channel 11 viewers reached out regarding a possible DEA investigation at a Ballad Health hospital, we reached out to Ballad for more information.

Officials at Ballad Health confirmed Tuesday evening they are investigating an allegation regarding their policies about the ‘proper storage and dispensing of medications.’

That allegation stems from Bristol Regional Medical Center. 

Ballad Health released the following statement at our request.

“Ballad Health has strict policies related to the proper storage and dispensing of medications, which are designed to protect team members, patients and the institution. Any allegation of deviation from these policies is taken seriously and properly investigated.

We are currently investigating such an allegation at Bristol Regional Medical Center, and will take all appropriate steps if the allegations are found to be true.”

We also reached out to officials at the Drug Enforcement Administration and we’re told they are not involved in the investigation.

News Channel 11 also reached out to officials at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Tuesday evening and are waiting to hear back. 

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