By Josh Hicks
April 23, 2015

A Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in West Virginia put patients at risk by substituting prescribed mental-health medications with older drugs to cut costs, according to a federal investigation.

The practice, exposed by an agency whistleblower, violated VA policy and created a “substantial and specific danger to public health and safety,” the department’s Office of Medical Inspector found.

VA Clinic Substituted Mental-Health Drugs to Save Money [Washington Post]