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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
 

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January 4, 2008 Hepatitis patient sues, blames dental implants-FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS- A woman who underwent dental implant surgery ...suing the makers of products used in the surgery, after she learned the products had been recalled and she had contracted Hepatitis C.

Hepatitis patient sues, blames dental implants
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/727180,hepatitis010408.article

January 4, 2008
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
A woman who underwent dental implant surgery at a Chicago office is suing the makers of products used in the surgery, after she learned the products had been recalled and she had contracted Hepatitis C.

After undergoing a dental implant procedure at the University of Chicago that utilized bone allograft products, Donna A. Drew was told about the recall and was advised to undergo medical testing, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court Friday.

After undergoing the testing, Drew was diagnosed with Hepatitis C.

The seven-count suit names Tutogen Medical, Inc., Biomedical Tissue Services, Ltd., Zimmer Dental, Inc. and Apptec, Inc. - medical companies that were involved in the making of the products.

Drew accuses the companies of failing to include adequate and sufficient instructions and warnings to patients that the product could be contaminated. The companies also inadequately designed, manufactured and tested the product, allowing for contamination, the suit said.

The suit seeks an amount in excess of the jurisdiction limits, as well as court fees.