By Don Dare – June 29, 2015
KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A disabled army veteran is upset because his prescription medication is sometimes delayed by the United States Postal Service. He says his medications, sent from Mountain Home Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Johnson City, have ended up in the wrong part of the state on multiple occasions.
“Back in May, my prescription got to Knoxville, then ended up in Memphis,” said Doug Knight. He immediately called the post office, but couldn’t get a clear answer about where his medication was. He got a nurse from Mountain Home to call the postal service and they eventually told her the medication was in Memphis.
“They mail it out, it’s supposed to come in two or three business days, but here it is a week later. You don’t get it,” he said. “I want this not to happen to any other veteran, and, it’s not right.”