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Tester Demands Postmaster To Protect Access To Meds

Continuing his push to improve mail delivery for Montanans, U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, is calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to fix issues at the United States Postal Service and ensure Montana veterans who receive medications through USPS delivery get their medications in an accurate and timely manner.

Tester’s letter follows a report from the USPS Office of the Inspector General detailing several processing and distribution errors of VA medication packages, including improper handling of medication packages, employees’ lack of awareness of the policies and procedures for handling damaged pharmacy packages, and inconsistent and inaccurate scanning of packages and mail at USPS facilities.

Urging USPS to “do more” to ensure veterans get the medication they need in time and intact, Tester continued: “Veterans should not have to wonder if their medication will survive USPS processing, let alone be presented with empty packages while waiting for their much-needed medications.”

Tester also pressed USPS to implement the OIG’s recommendations to protect veterans’ access to timely prescriptions.

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