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Not Good: VA Hospital Switched Meds for Older Drugs to Cut Costs

As the Washington Free Beacon [1] reported:

“A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter [2] to Congress and the White House Wednesday.”

“The Beckley, West Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) substituted prescribed antipsychotic medications with older drugs as a cost-savings measure. The practice violated VA policy and posed a public health risk, the OSC said in a press release.”