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Veterans Try Acupuncture To Treat Pain

Ron Gronitz relaxes during a treatment at the Milwaukee Veterans Acupuncture clinic in Waukesha, Wis. (Erin Toner/WUWM)
Ron Gronitz relaxes during a treatment at the Milwaukee Veterans Acupuncture clinic in Waukesha, Wis. (Erin Toner/WUWM)

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.

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