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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| 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.

Denied Hep C VA dental care?
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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

Test the Rest Campaign
Documentation & Surveillance Alerts
Military Hepatitis History  
Understanding The Liver 
VA Flow Sheet for Cirrhosis
VA Defines Risk Factors
Hep C & Pro-Prebiotic
Need to know-Grassroots Research
Blog Another12Weeks
One Vets' Journey Though Treatment

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Help with VA Claims

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
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# 2 Conclusion of Law 
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Jetgun Decisions
Hep C Decisions
Search Board of Appeals Website
BVA Jetgun Decisions
BVA Hepatitis C Decisions

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After the jetgun win
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Military Related Documentation

1843 -1987 History of Syringes
1948 Army Hepatitis Experiments
1948 Development of Hyposray for Jet Injection
1950's Korean War Blood and Plasma
1959 Blood Test might have prevented hundreds of thousands of cases of  hepatitis C
1960's Vietnam Blood and Plasma
1964-1975 Drug Use in Vietnam
1964-1975 Hepatitis C Drug Use in Vietnam Era Vets
1969 Pharmaceutical Experiments some died in an extended series of drug tests and blood plasma experiments
1970 Army Basic Training Medical Handbook
1970 Military Guidelines Manual for Jetgun use.
1971 Red Cross Warning About Australia Antigen-Discovered in the blood of an Australian aborigine
1975 Contamination grossly inadequate quarters for control testing
1976 Red Cross- Blood money: what Red Cross donors didn’t know
1978 Prison blood still shipped to Vietnam
1988 A microbiological study
1989 Red Cross fail to cooperate
1990 FDA Jetgun Autoclaves Recalled
1995 Experiments with human volunteers from the military
1995 The Basic Training Environment-Chapter 8
1996 FDA knew bad blood was shipped
1996 WHO Jetgun Warning
1997 Did Shots Cause Hepatitis C?
1999 Federal Safety Needle Legislation
1999 Military military training bases during the late 1960s and 1970s
1999 Prevalence of Hepatitis C
1999 Vaccines in the Military- DoD Review of Policy
1999 WHO & CDC Global Injections
2000 CIA Global Infectious Disease Threat
2001 Policy Change Surgery
2001-2009 Hepatitis C Transmission
2002 Blood Task Force lays Criminal Charges
2002 Small Pox Needles & Jet Injectors
2003 Aids Crisis & Dirty Needles
2003 Dangers of EMG Needles
2003 Global Burden Italy
2004 CDC Report Finger Stick Device Lancets
2005 Documentary
2005 Global Burden Egypt
2005 Gloves Transmits HCV Disease
2005 Hepatitis C and Dead Bodies
2005 Needleless Connectors Relationship
2005 Red Cross
2005 USA Surgical Tissue Adhesive
2005 VA Surgical Clinics Investigation
2007 Vaccine- Department of Defense (DoD) immunization program
2007-2009 Veterans Affairs Reuse Insulin Pens
2008 HCV via contaminated Surfaces
2008 USP Policy Change-Multiuse Vials
2008 VA Nevada Exposures
2009 CDC Report- Hemodialysis Unit
2009 Dental treatmen was commonest conventional risk factor
2009 TN VA Wrong Valves
2011 Finger Stick Device
2012 CDC Information for Providers
2012 Hepatitis C Transmission Confirm
2012 Test- Veterans exposed to same source infections
2013 Alternative vaccine delivery methods- Jetguns devices should not be used
2013 HCV transmitted by biopsy forceps
2014 Preventing infection from the misuse of vials
2015 More Accurate Hepatitis C Prevalence
2015 VA and DoD More Accurate Prevalence
Hearing Transcript - House Committee on Veterans' Affairs