Sunday, January 12, 2014
The following video about the inappropriate prescribing of narcotic pain mediation was aired by PBS NewsHour this past October. It illustrates the problem of not providing good medical care and the real danger narcotics can pose. What happened to the veterans was the VA doctors malpracticed on both of them. They did not provide the intensive services that each of them needed. This is not a failure of pain medication: it is a failure of the VA medical system, including the one right here in our community.