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US House, Senate committees investigate prescription practices at Tomah VA hospitalSubmitted: 03/30/2015
TOMAH - A hearing today will look into complaints that patients at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Tomah received 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 after reports that physicians at the medical center were prescribing more painkillers than doctors at most VA hospitals.

Employees who spoke out against the practice 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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