WASHINGTON D.C.–U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald Tuesday, urging the Department of Veteran Affairs to make amends following reports that older, cheaper medicines were being used to treat veterans at the Beckley VA Medical Center.
Last week, the Office of the Special Council sent a letter to President Obama detailing the actions of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at the center. Capito said in her letter that caring for veterans that have served the United States should be the top priority for all Veterans Affairs facilities. She then urged the facility to make the necessary changes recommended.
Senator Capito is a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Administration, and Related Agencies, which oversees the Veterans Affairs budget.