The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, notorious for its skyrocketing rate of opiate prescriptions, has contributed to dozens of tragedies that have affected people other than the veterans taking the drugs.
In this episode of Reveal, we look at the power of a single photo, a VA doctor accused of handing out opiates to veterans like “candy” and surgery patients who got screwed out of legitimate medical hardware.
Nearly 100,000 veterans currently are receiving prescriptions for both tranquilizers and narcotic painkillers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a potentially deadly combination that is explicitly discouraged by agency guidelines.
Mechanically tenderized beef has been put through a machine that breaks up the muscle fiber and tough connective tissue with blades or needles. But if there are human pathogens, such as E. coli, on the surface of the meat, the process can push them deep inside the cut, putting you at risk of foodborne illness.
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.
In an unusual move, the Transportation Security Administration has started giving breath alcohol tests to some air marshals before they board assigned flights.
A new proposal in California that would allow high school students to receive academic credit for attending church classes during public school hours has attracted the interest of a Republican state senator.
At a TechRaking conference in London last week, about 80 journalists, designers, activists and developers discussed the need for more emotional storytelling when it comes to climate change.
A congressional hearing today revealed more unexpected deaths at the Tomah, Wisconsin, VA – known as “Candy Land” for the ease with which narcotic painkillers were prescribed – during Dr. David Houlihan’s decade as the hospital’s chief of staff.
Roundup’s active ingredient, glyphosate, is one of the most widely used pesticides in the world. Recent studies found that the chemical probably causes cancer, in addition to other health risks, and may contribute to antibiotic resistance.
Oklahoma officials are beefing up their regulation of the injection of wastewater from oil and gas into deep layers of rock that scientists blame for an explosion of earthquakes.