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The VA Fueled the National Opioid Crisis, Killing Vets

Veterans have been needlessly suffering for years, and it's only getting worse under the Trump administration.

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Close Late one summer night in 2014, Kevin Keller broke into his best friend’s home. Keller was a U.S. Navy vet wracked with constant pain, and because his right arm had been crippled by a stroke, he had to use his left hand to scrawl a note of apology to his buddy: “Marty, Sorry I broke…

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Art Levine is the author of the new book, Mental Health, Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens from Overlook Press, from which this article was adapted and updated.