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Author:  Margaret R.  Moreland, J.D., M.S.L.S..

Source: Volume 13, Number 02, January/February 2012 , pp.21-22(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Molina suffered from type II diabetes mellitus, serious hypertension, and a life-threatening thyroid condition, and she regularly took several prescribed medications for these conditions. However, the Chicago Police Department had a policy that did not allow arrestees to take any medications while in custody, unless they were transferred to a hospital.

Keywords: opiate intoxication, diabetic coma, Ortiz v. Webster, Deliberate Indifference

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law.

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