“They have a task force that deals with doctor over-prescribing,” Smith said. “I certainly commend the VA for taking this action and their ongoing investigation. Like I always say, you can be part of the problem or part of the solution. This is a step in right direction.”
The Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Calais is now undertaking steps to address and resolve the findings of a recent Department of Veterans Affairs investigation that substantiated irregularities related to prescribing and monitoring opiate-based painkillers.