Tenants in the worst public housing project in Richmond, Calif., say the housing authority often ignored their pleas for help with mice, insects and basic maintenance. Now they're working with a law firm to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
California regulators have frozen funding to scores of drug rehabilitation clinics amid rampant fraud in the Drug Medi-Cal program. But a CIR analysis indicates that about a dozen clinics with similar track records remain open in L.A. County.
On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices.
Pain medication prescribed by the VA was supposed to mute one soldier’s chronic back pain, which began after he helped in the 9/11 rescue effort at the Pentagon. Instead, he said, the drugs turned him into an addict.
Whenever we get our hands on a good dataset, we try to identify and encourage opportunities for other journalists and media partners to use the information as well. CIR’s veterans coverage has been particularly fruitful for collaboration and localization.