I use to take Xanax for anxiety. I was in Mexico had a panic attack i went to Md he gave me Valium. Dr is legal, crossed over with med and prescription. A day later I get drug screened at work the Drug officer states it’s illegal since I didn’t get drug in USA and tested positive for Valium. What is going to happen to my nursing license and job?
I am answering because I am a nurse and am interested in your question….however, it actually has nothing to do with travel to Mexico. It would be bet under the law and ethics section…to get better answers. I think the person that told you that is full of himself. Ask him to show you that in writing. Valium is a legal medication , not an illegal drug. There is no law or regulation against a nurse taking valium. by prescription. CALL your state board and talk to someone there about it. I have know on 3 occasions, nurses who were stealing narcotics in the hospital…the hospital dismissed them…after a loooong time, but did nothing about their licenses…the hospitals do not want the negative P.R. CALL the state board of nursing, and get a lawyer…a mean one….if the hospital persists in this attitude.
on: 29th August 11