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May 2014 VA Hep C Treatment Guidelines
UPDATE: Feb 26, 2016-
Funding and Prioritization Status Update

UPDATE: March 2016
VA Hep C Treatment Guidelines
VA to treat all vets in system
 

By Judith Graham
VA Extends New Hepatitis C Drugs to All Veterans in Its Health System

 
Orange Count Registry
Vietnam vets blame 'jet guns' for their hepatitis C
By Lily Leung Feb. 14, 2016 
 
CBS News Investigates
Congress outraged over hepatitis C treatment VA can't afford
Dr. Raymond Schinazi played a leading role developing a drug that cures hepatitis C while working seven-eighths of his time for the VA
 
ibtimes.com| By amynordrum
 


Hepatitis C drug costing VA, DoD millions
By Patricia Kime, Staff writer
We're looking at a company who is milking a cash cow for everything it's worth," Sanders said. 
 


VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
Dennis Wagner, The Arizona Republic 12:27 a.m. EDT June 21, 2015
 


VA to outsource care for 180,000 vets with hepatitis C
, The Republic | azcentral.com 11:51 a.m. MST June 19, 2015
Dr. David Ross, the VA's director public-health pathogens programs, resigned from the working group. "I cannot in good conscience continue to work on a plan for rationing care to veterans," he wrote.
 


VA Region Stops Referring Patients To Outside Hospitals Thanks To Budget Shortfall
Michael Volpe Contributor ...According to a memo — the entire region has been forced to stop all “non-VA care” referrals due to a budget shortfall.
 

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OIG INVESTIGATES VA CHOICE PROGRAM PROBLEMS
Sen. Mark Kirk admitted the VA Choice Program is a failed joke in a letter to Secretary Bob McDonald despite attempts to fix it.
 

 
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Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure 11/23/2013 Weeks later inconspicuous blood transmits virus and more likely to cause accidental exposures to Hep C
 

Lack of Standards for
Mass Vaccinations
1970 Jetgun Nursing Instructions
 

2014 AASLD Study Hepatitis C not an STD

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Info: Plan Backfires-
VBA Fast Letter Boost Claims
 
Legal- Fed Regs state:
Judge decision may be relied upon
Cotant v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 116, 134 (2003),
 
Service Connected Claims
# 1 Conclusion of Law 
# 2 Conclusion of Law 
 
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CDC PRESENTS INFECTION-CONTROL REQUIREMENTS FOR DIALYSIS
FACILITIES AND GIVES GUIDANCE ON PARENTERAL MEDICATION VIALS

CDC published "Infection Control Requirements for Dialysis
Facilities and Clarification Regarding Guidance on Parenteral
Medication Vials" in the August 15 issue of MMWR. A summary made
available to the press is reprinted below in its entirety.

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To access a web-text (HTML) version of the MMWR article, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5732a3.htm 

To access a ready-to-print (PDF) version of this issue of MMWR,
go to: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/wk/mm5732.pdf 

In dialysis and other healthcare settings, injected medications
that are labeled for single-use should be used one time for one
patient only. To avoid contamination and potential spread of
infection in dialysis settings, medications and solutions must
be handled using proper infection control precautions as
described in CDC guidelines and now mandated through the new CMS
Conditions for Coverage. This includes injection preparation
using only new sterile needles/syringes in a clean area separate
from patient treatment areas and contaminated items. Beginning
in October 2008, outpatient dialysis facilities will be required
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to
follow CDC infection control guidelines that pertain to
hemodialysis settings. These guidelines include recommendations
for correct handling and use of injected medications. To prevent
transmission of both bacteria and bloodborne viruses in
hemodialysis settings, all injectable medications labeled as
"single-use" should be used for one patient and be entered one
time only. Medications packaged as multidose should be assigned
to a single patient whenever possible
. All parenteral
medications should be prepared using sterile injection equipment
in a clean area that is removed from the patient treatment area
and separate from potentially contaminated items and surfaces.