U-S Senator Ron Johnson is in Tomah today.
releasing a report from a year-long congressional
investigation into the Tomah V-A.
It has been about a- year- and- a- half since allegations
of painkiller over-prescribing were made public.
The 359-page report from the Senate Homeland Security
and Govermental Affairs Committee says there were
multiple systemic failures at the Tomah facility.
Among the findings were concerns over the Tomah V-A
Medical Center's prescription practices dating back
The office of the inspector general receiving complaints
of over-prescription in 2011...
And a consistent failure by federal law enforcement
and the government to identify and address root causes
of the problem.
Senator Johnson says a lack of transparency .
and no independent oversight of the Medical Center
were the main culprits for the scandal.
We'll have more on the report's findings tonight in
our evening newscasts.
You can find the full report on our website .
news 8-thousand dot com.