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A U.S. senator’s office knew that the Veterans Association over-prescribed painkillers that caused a veteran to overdose, but the office did nothing about it. Now veterans groups are going all-out to stop the Democrat from returning to Washington this November.
Doctors at the Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center handed out so many heavily addicting opioids that it earned the nickname “Candy Land.”
Vets called its chief of staff, psychiatrist Dr. David Houlihan, the “Candy Man” because he and his staff flooded U.S. vets with so many potentially deadly pills.
Under Houlihan’s direction, the Wisconsin office went from prescribing 50,000 oxycodone pills a year to 712,000 pills annually.
One of the people who came to Tomah for help was Jason Simcakoski, a 35-year-old Marine veteran with severe anxiety – and a major addiction to painkillers. Together,