Drugging America’s Veterans (by The Center For Investigative Reporting)
When it comes to painkillers, the United States consumes 80 percent of the world’s supply, according to American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. More Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Among military veterans, the problem of painkiller abuse is especially striking. Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs published a study two years ago showing the fatal overdose rate among VA patients is nearly double the national average. And yet the department continues prescribing veterans increasing amounts of powerful painkillers, enabling their addictions and hindering their recovery from war.
Read more from The Center For Investigative Reporting’s project on veterans: Returning Home to Battle
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The official video to our Kickstarter is now up!
We talked about our inspiration, how we found the photographers and how you can get ahold of a copy.
In the coming two weeks (until the end of the Kickstarter campaign) we’ll be releasing new videos, interviews, even prints donated by a number of the photographers. Help us get the word out!
Somewhere above Milan.
Moss tree, Slovenia.
Amardeep in Slovenia.