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Opioid Abuse: Department of Veterans Affairs Culpability?

While many families will be celebrating Easter today, I am quite sure that their thoughts will turn to a family member or friend who were among the 52,000 that died of a drug overdose last year. By comparison, there were only 33,000 traffic fatalities over the same period.  These statistics suggest that substance abuse plays a far […]

How the VA Hooked Veterans on Opioids

In yet another example of well-researched reporting, the Washington Post details how the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”) hooked Veterans on opioids and other powerful prescription drugs and then failed to provide these Veterans adequate treatment facilities. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges its role in creating a large population of opioid-addicted veterans […]