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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| 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 | 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.
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
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1970 Jetgun Nursing Instructions

2014 AASLD Study Hepatitis C not an STD

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Medical Journals


1970 Warning- Jetguns & Vaccines

From the British Medical Journal dated Oct 1970.
"Though smallpox vaccination by jet injection is accepted in the U.S.A." it is rarely carried out in Britain, partly because
of problems associated with the dilution of vaccine LYMPH to volumes which can be used by jet injectors, and partly because LYMPH is NOT necessarily bacteriologically sterile and has, therefore, been regarded as unsuitable for intradermal inoculation."

Lymph is the same thing as blood plasma....and plasma contains a protein called ALBUMIN. So if plasma is not sterile then neither is albumin. The British Government refused to use it .

Table of Contents
1942 Seeff- Yellow Fever Vaccine
1948 Inoculation Hepatitis Study
1959 Jetgun Patent Aaron Isrnach
1964-1975 Drug Use in Vietnam
1964-1975 Hepatitis C Drug Use in Vietnam Era Vets
1970 Intradermal Inoculation with Jetguns
1977 Seeff- Discovery of Hepatitis C
1978 ISG- 90% Contaminated
1982 Plasma derivatives & hepatitis
1984 Hep C Outbreak
1986 ISG Formula- 3 Generations
1988 A microbiological study
1991 Seroconversion Testing for HCV after exposure
1992 - 1996 Contaminated Immunoglobulin Research
1992 Partitioning of hepatitis C virus unsafe
1993 MMWR Contaminated Immunoglobulin Research
1994 HCV RNA in immune globulins
1994 ISG Contaminaton
1994-1998 Hepatitis C Veterans Federal Response
1995 Detection of hepatitis C virus in dental surgeries.
1996 Cardiac Surgeon Risk
1996 Cardiac Surgeon Transmisson
1996 CDC Jetgun Advisory Committee
1997 Did Shots Cause Hepatitis C?
1997 immunoglobulins responsible for hepatitis transmission
1998 Hepatitis in Human Albumin
1998-Jetgun Contamination
1999 Federal Safety Needle Legislation
1999 Hepatitis C Survives
1999 Immunoglobulin Transmits Hepatitis C. True or False?
1999 Prevalence of Hepatitis C
1999 Risk of cross-patient infection use of a needleless injector device.
1999 Vaccines in the Military- DoD Review of Policy
2000 Origins of HCV Epidemic
2001 FDA Jetgun Hearing
2001 Jetguns Transmit Infection
2001 Policy Change Surgery
2001 Tattoo RiskFactor
2001-2009 Hepatitis C Transmission
2003 Dangers of EMG Needles
2003 Global Burden Italy
2003 NIH Guidelines
2004 CDC Risk Factors
2004 Needleless injectors- Jetgun Protector Cap
2004 Sexual transmission of (HCV) is rare
2004 The Hepatitis C Report
2004 Transfusions- Fatal Bacterial Infections
2005 Needleless Connectors Relationship
2007 Vaccine- Department of Defense (DoD) immunization program
2007-2009 Veterans Affairs Reuse Insulin Pens
2008 CDC Conference Call Unsafe Injection Pratices
2008 CDC- Jetguns (PCNIF) Fail Safety Test
2008 HCV via contaminated Surfaces
2008 Multi-Risk Transmission Factors
2008 The hazards of blood transfusion
2009 Dental treatmen was commonest conventional risk factor
2009 Hepatitis C Definition of Relapse and Nonresponse
2010 CDC Report- Mulitple Exposures
2010 HCV screening strategies
2010 HCVcc survives temperatures warrants precautions
2011 Risk Factors Included Age 45 and older
2011 VA HCV Prevalence VS Therapy
2011Hepatitis C testing practices .pdf
2012 CDC Information for Providers
2012 Dental Transmission
2012 Epidemiology of the hepatitis C virus
2012 Exeter Hospital CMA Statement
2012 Healthcare providers should follow Standard Precautions
2012 Jet injection History and Applications
2012 Test- Veterans exposed to same source infections
2013 Dried Hepatitis C Blood Exposure
2013 Reply Dr.Ross- VA-‘Treatment of Veterans"
2013 Reply to VA-‘Treatment of Veterans
2013 VA Health Services Research
2014 AASLD Hepatitis C not an STD
2014 Hepatitis C Infection Among Vietnam Era
2014 Preventing infection from the misuse of vials
2015 introduction of hepatitis c virus into Scotland and transmission."
2015 More Accurate Hepatitis C Prevalence
2015 New Treatments Not Enough to Eliminate Hepatitis C
Clinical management of drug–drug interactions
HCV & Depression Meta-Analysis
HCV Disease Dental Transmission Risk
HCV Disease Dermatological side effects
Hearing loss related to treatment
Hearing Transcript - House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
High Comorbidity Burden of the U.S. Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Population
Increasing Prevalence of HCC and Cirrhosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection
Liver Injury & Common Antibotics Warning
Safety and availability of immunoglobulins
Sen Sanders Tells VA Use Emergency Power Override Hep C Drug Patents
 Interferon: A Historical Perspective