VA is accused of both over-prescribing and under-prescribing narcotic pain relievers. - Veteran Opiate Prescriptions

VA Struggles to Find Balance with Veteran Opiate Prescriptions

In an attempt to curb prescription drug abuse, the Drug Enforcement Agency has limited the availability of prescription narcotics. This change has left scores of returning combat veterans without access to medication, many of whom suffer from intense injuries or mental health conditions. Lack of Access to Prescription Drugs Causes Problems for Vets Many veterans…