So frustrated right now! I witnessed a patient take his pain medication & a drink, and waited nearby (since we've had prior situations with this patient not taking the pain meds). I witnessed the patient take the pain meds out of their mouth & hide it under their sheet (they didn't realize I was watching). I am not allowed, per manage to, to confront the patient since they are a Veteran and I "will never win against a veteran". This has happened numerous times with other patients, and when it is brought to the charge nurse, assistant manager then nurse manager, we are brushed aside and told pretty much there is nothing they can do since these patients are veterans! So I'm pretty much told to stand by & say nothing. This is messed up & I do not feel the appropriate action is being taken!