A preliminary report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs revealed that runaway opiate prescriptions and a culture of fear created by hospital leadership compromised patient care and harmed the staff at the Tomah, Wisconsin, VA.
Returning Home to Battle
For many veterans, the end of active duty means the beginning of a new fight with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs – for benefits, housing and a chance to rebuild their lives.
Torture tactics go beyond the CIA
The use of torture by U.S. personnel was not limited to the CIA, nor was it limited to a group of brutal guards at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.
The devastating story behind one image of detainee abuse
Jon Millantz spent years detailing accounts of prisoner abuse and torture in which he and his fellow Army unit members had been involved. This is the first time this photo has been shown publicly.
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Behind the mask: Facing torture after the war
Watch this video about the Combat Paper Project, a veterans art collective that transforms pulpified military uniforms into handmade paper.
VA gave $8,025 bonus to director of troubled Wisconsin hospital
Mario DeSanctis, director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, said his performance bonus was “warranted and justified” even though the facility was being investigated over runaway painkiller prescriptions and patient overdoses.
VA inspector general finally releases report on Wisconsin hospital
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general’s office has publicly released its scathing report documenting runaway painkiller prescriptions and abuse of administrative authority at the VA hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, nearly a year after it closed the case.
Investigator visit to Wisconsin veterans hospital feels like déjà vu
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs investigated problems at the Tomah VA Medical Center for two years but never released an official report of its findings, leaving some to wonder whether the agency is capable of policing itself.
VA to send specialists to investigate problems at Wisconsin hospital
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said it will conduct an internal investigation after a CIR report documented opiate overprescription and other issues at the Tomah VA hospital.
Alarm over Wisconsin VA’s troubles follows years of complaints
Politicians from both parties and government bureaucrats are rushing to look into allegations of overmedication, retaliatory management practices and preventable overdose deaths at a Wisconsin VA hospital, revealed by CIR.
Opiates handed out like candy to ‘doped-up’ veterans at Wisconsin VA
Doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, Wisconsin, hand out so many narcotic painkillers that some veterans have taken to calling the place “Candy Land.”