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Veterans Affairs doctors prescribed drugs for patients they'd never seen, IG finds

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Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Francisco routinely renewed prescriptions for narcotic painkillers for patients they had never seen, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The IG also found sloppy record-keeping and failure to follow protocols to ensure the highly addictive drugs were not being abused. Seven patients tracked by the IG overdosed...

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