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Hearing Today on narcotic use at Tomah VA Medical CenterSubmitted: 03/30/2015
TOMAH - A hearing today will look into complaints that patients at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah got too many narcotic drugs.

A pair of U.S. House and Senate committees will hold a joint field hearing today in Tomah.

The facility in west-central Wisconsin came under scrutiny in January.

That followed reports that physicians were prescribing MORE painkillers than most VA hospitals.

Employees who spoke out said they were subjected to intimidation.

The hospital is under investigation by the VA, the VA Office of the Inspector General and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The deaths of three patients caused state representatives to ask for a federal probe.

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