Trump White House clinics improperly gave out controlled substances: Report

A recent Defense Department inspector general report revealed that the White House Medical Unit during the Trump administration had improperly given out controlled substances, including to government employees who were not eligible for the service.

The report, released earlier this month, found the medical unit had “severe and systemic problems” with its pharmacy operations, which included the treatment of ineligible employees, prescriptions of controlled substances, and improper record housing of Schedule II drugs such as fentanyl, morphine, and oxycodone.

“Without oversight from qualified pharmacy staff, the White House Medical Unit’s pharmaceutical management practices may have been subject to prescribing errors and inadequate medication management, increasing the risk to the health and safety of patients treated within the unit,” the report read.

The report also found that the medical unit had spent thousands of unnecessary dollars on name-brand
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