Playwright Jon Bernson turned an investigative report about female veterans’ struggles into a one-act play.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the number of opiate prescriptions by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has skyrocketed. In some cases, the VA has prescribed drugs to known addicts.
An exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA’s overprescription of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility.
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We combined two VA data sets to illustrate the agency’s opiate prescriptions around the country.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has supplied Tim Fazio with nearly 4,000 oxycodone pills since he returned home after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2008. Fazio says he was never in acute physical pain but used the pills to blot out feelings of guilt for surviving when many of his friends did not.Adithya Sambamurthy/The […]
Veterans’ advocates are praising a speech by President Barack Obama on the massive backlog of disability claims, marking the first time the president personally addressed the problem since it came to widespread public attention this spring.
Daniel Acree visits the Veterans Resource Center at City College of San Francisco. The idea for creating the center, which includes a clinic and social lounge, started with the campus, not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.Monica Lam/KQED As a community college classmate brushed off the significance of civilian war casualties, Daniel Acree, a machine […]
Seventh-grader Erick Araujo, 13, of Lost Hills, Calif., was expelled from his middle school last semester and sent to an alternative county-run school 38 miles away. Because of the distance, Erick is on an independent study program and sees a teacher one day a week. Reading and answering questions in this history text was the […]