April 24, 2017
Five federal Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities across the Sunshine State are reporting missing or stolen prescription drugs including fenatanyl.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., who has been active in sounding the alarm on the increasing drug problems across the Sunshine State, asked the VA last month about missing or stolen prescription drugs being a problem in Florida. On Monday, Buchanan announced that the VA replied that at least five facilities reported missing prescription drugs over the past year.
Buchanan, who sits on the House Budget and Ways and Means Committees, said this could be a major problem.