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Resource ID: #27174
Subject: Veterans
Source: Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
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Date: 1/8/15; 1/14/15; 1/30/15; 3/14/15; 3/23/15; 3/30/15

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The Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, was known as “Candy Land” by patients and staff members alike. Its chief of staff had earned the nickname “Candy Man” for liberally prescribing a powerful drug cocktail to veterans struggling with mental and physical pain. But Washington paid no attention until reporter Aaron Glantz sounded the alarm. Among his story's more shocking revelations: Patients arrived for appointments so stoned that they nodded off during therapy sessions, and a 35-year-old Marine Corps veteran fatally overdosed on drugs prescribed to him inside the hospital's psychiatric ward.

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