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Vern Buchanan demands answers on VA drug thefts

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Congressman Vern Buchanan Thursday demanded answers from the new Veterans Affairs secretary about the nationwide theft of opioids and prescription drugs intended to help suffering veterans. In a letter to VA Secretary David Shulkin, the Sarasota Republican wrote, “I’m concerned that Florida veterans may be at risk following press reports of a shocking spike in drug thefts at VA health facilities across the country.” “The perpetrators are stealing directly from veterans who need help,” Buchanan wrote. “In addition, those VA…

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