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July 03. 2013 5:43PM

Center Sandwich nurse accused of fraudulently obtaining drugs

CONCORD — The Board of Nursing Wednesday suspended Center Sandwich nurse Alexandra Hunt's RN and APRN licenses and scheduled a hearing for July 18 to determine whether Hunt's licenses should remain suspended during an investigation into allegations Hunt wrote multiple drug prescriptions for a nonpatient and picked them up for her own use.

Hunt is accused of fraudulently writing 65 prescriptions for drugs including Oxycodone, Zolpidem, and Alprazolam between October 2011 and June 2013.

Attorney General Joseph Foster announced the board's actions, which are based on a number of allegations, including information that Hunt was planning to begin work for a community health association in Littleton in early July.

Among the allegations are that Hunt used a legitimate DEA number issued to her, but it was from the state of Washington, and the prescriptions were written on a prescription pad for a practice dissolved in 2010.

The board said an Ossipee pharmacist last month reported suspicions about possible drug diversion to New Hampshire State Police.

He reported Hunt was not only writing the prescriptions, but also picking them up. The person whose name was on the prescription reported he was not Hunt's patient and had not received the prescriptions.

The board said Hunt's APRN license was issued in 1994 and her RN license was issued in 1986. Both expire in November.

The board issues emergency suspensions in cases involving imminent danger to public health, safety and/or welfare.

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