Veteranclaims’s Blog

July 10, 2009

VA Medication Errors Still Uncorrected, Risk of Overdose

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 4:09 pm

<a href= “http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090710/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_iraq_vets_mental_care;_ylt=Au.Go49Ozl9KuDWWRS2lQq.s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTM5OTh0amI4BGFzc2V0Ay9hcC8yMDA5MDcxMC9hcF9vbl9nb19jYV9zdF9wZS91c19pcmFxX3ZldHNfbWVudGFsX2NhcmUEcG9zAzUEc2VjA3luX2hlYWRsaW5lX2xpc3QEc2xrA3JlcG9ydHZhcHV0dA–“>
Report: VA putting patients at risk of overdose, By KIMBERLY HEFLING, Associated Press Writer</a>

Two years after an overdose fatality at a Los Angeles Veterans Affairs facility, the problems blamed in his death have not been corrected at many of the VA’s residential treatment sites according to the VA’s inspector general ordered the review as part of legislation passed to fix the problem.

This report indicates what we and the Bailey family feared,” said Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee.

Veterans Affairs Department review: http://www.va.gov/oig/54/reports/VAOIG-08-00038-152.pdf

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