Nurse censured over zolpidem letterbox delivery

He frequently left the drgus in a letterbox or in a bag outside the patient's apartment

A nurse who was delegated by a GP to manage a patient's zolpidem has been censured after frequently leaving the drugs in a letterbox or in a bag outside the patient's apartment.

Sydney nurse David Cain was working under the Mental Health Nurse Incentive Plan, which allows GP practices to hire nurses on payments of up to $240 a session.

As part of the arrangement, the patient’s GP would prescribe 10mg zolpidem if Mr Cain stored the drugs and dispensed them to the patient when necessary.

The patient had a history of zolpidem misuse, borderline

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