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Nov 15, 2017

Simcakoski says VA atmosphere has changed a lot though. Before he was told “you don’t know anything about your son” from VA patient advocate. Says son was told if he didn’t take his medication he’d get kicked out of the facility

Nov 15, 2017

Simcakoski says he never expected the help his son got would lead to his death. “They gave him too many drugs.” The family channeled their anger to fix this wrong, he says.

Nov 15, 2017

Sen. Leahy, D-Vermont, says opioids are being prescribed at an “alarming rate” to vets. Too many are left “broken and in pain,” he says https://t.co/5zOGKmPiC1

Nov 15, 2017

headed to this Senate hearing on how the #opioidcrisis is hitting vets later today. Overmedication to be tackled: https://t.co/cX4BFQuKqY. We'll hear from Marvin Simcakoski of Stevens Point, Wis., father of veteran Jason Simcaksoski, who died of an overdose under VA care

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