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Long waits, shoddy care and overprescription of opiates have long marred the VA health system.
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House panel questions VA officials on veterans’ preventable deaths

Getty Images A freshman congresswoman broke into tears this morning after an Army veteran testified that he is dying of terminal cancer because doctors at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in South Carolina failed to perform a routine colonoscopy when he had blood in his stool. “I don’t know how they sleep at night. I

Apr 9, 2014
Health Care

Action on the VA’s pain pill habit

On our debut pilot, reporter Aaron Glantz uncovered how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been prescribing highly addictive pain medications at an alarming rate. He returns to the show to discuss how lawmakers might address the spike in opiate prescriptions.

Mar 1, 2014
Health Care

Ex-VA doctor says she was forced out after limiting opiate prescriptions

Dr. Basimah Khulusi says she was forced out of her job as a rehabilitation specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Kansas City, Mo., after patients complained that she would not prescribe high doses of opiates. She says many of her patients had been addicted to opiates for years yet received escalating doses

Feb 25, 2014
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