Veterans Try Acupuncture To Treat Pain

A Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, is under investigation for allegedly overprescribing opiates to veterans. Some patients called the hospital “Candyland” because of how easy it was to get medication.

During emotional hearings at the Tomah VA Medical Center, many vets and their families testified that there are safer ways to treat pain, including acupuncture. Erin Toner of Here & Now contributing station WUWM in Milwaukee has this report.