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VA Cites Drop in Opiate Prescriptions, but Some Lawmakers Skeptical of Progress

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Veterans Affairs officials told House lawmakers today that the department had reduced the number of veterans receiving opiates by 20,000 since October after a Center for Investigative Reporting story revealed that VA prescriptions for four highly addictive opiates – hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone, and morphine – had surged by 270 percent between 2001 and 2012.
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