Posts Tagged 'veterans affairs'

Military Service Members Not Told of Illnesses and Conditions

military service members not told of illnessesA certain level of secrecy is expected when dealing with military affairs. The secrets held by military officials could, if disclosed, put American service members’ lives at risk and deal significant blows to the national security of the United States.

However, there are limits to the need for such secrecy. At some point, the walls must come down and the truth must be exposed.

As Memorial Day came and went, a day ...

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Officials Concerned as Evidence of V.A. Hospital Malpractice, Mismanagement Comes to Light

veterans affairs hospitals shown to provide substandard careLegislators and health regulators have expressed concern after more than 120 previously unpublished investigations by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs were made available last month. According to a Military Times article, the investigations, which date back as far as 2006, expose numerous instances of medical malpractice and mismanagement at V.A. hospitals across the country.

The V.A. assistant inspector general has claimed that the ...

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Congress to Look Into Veterans Affairs Whistleblower Reports

congress to look into prescription abuses at Veterans AffairsA Congressional field hearing is scheduled to take place on March 30 to look into whistleblower claims of prescription drug abuse at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Tomah, WI. The whistleblower report, which was at first hidden by the VA Inspector General, reveals a high rate of prescriptions for high-dose opiates like morphine. Several deaths are also under investigation at the medical center.

A clinical review found ...

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