Wisconsin veterans are meeting in Tomah to talk about problems they've had at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital there.
The town hall meeting comes as the hospital is under investigation for allegations of painkiller over prescribing practices and retaliatory behavior. The VA, the VA Office of the Inspector General and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration launched separate probes.
A VA report Tuesday said patients at the hospital have a higher likelihood of receiving high doses of narcotics including benzodiazepines and opioids than those at other VA hospitals. The report also found a culture of fear among employees that compromised patient care.
A 35-year-old Marine died of an overdose in the hospital's inpatient care unit in August.
WXOW's Caroline Hecker is in Tomah at the meeting. She'll provide details of tonight's meeting on the 10 pm Report following WIAA basketball.
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