Vets, widows say VA passes out pain meds too readily

Veterans AffairsVets, widows say VA passes out pain meds too readily

The Iraq war veteran, who first hurt his back during search and recovery operations at the Pentagon on 9/11, became addicted to the powerful painkillers, living life in a fog and counting the minutes until his next dose, he said. “I was taking enough pills daily to treat four terminally ill cancer patients,” Minyard testified before Congress on Thursday.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131010/BENEFITS06/310100027/Vets-widows-say-VA-passes-out-pain-meds-too-readily

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