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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
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One Vets' Journey Though Treatment

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Info: Plan Backfires-
VBA Fast Letter Boost Claims
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Cotant v. Principi, 17 Vet.App. 116, 134 (2003),
Service Connected Claims
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Jetgun Decisions
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BVA Jetgun Decisions
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After the jetgun win
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Medical Procedures & Devices associated with transmission of Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Virus Transmission at an Outpatient Hemodialysis Unit --- New York, 2001--2008 -...  negative to anti-HCV positive in a New York City hemodialysis unit Supervisory staff members failed to address these breaches. Many of the direct care staff members were unaware of ...unit's written infection control policies, including those pertaining to cleaning and disinfection. Investigators also noted the lack of a separate clean area for... has 8% risk factor

2004 Blood Typing- CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended since 1990 that fingerstick devices be restricted to individual use
2004 CDC Report Finger Stick Device Lancets

2010 CDC Clinical Reminder: Use of Fingerstick Devices on More ...
 - The purpose of this CDC clinical reminder is that fingerstick devices ... to remove and replace the lancet after each use... 

Table of Contents
1970 Jetgun Nursing Instructions
1970 Military Guidelines Manual for Jetgun use.
1990 FDA Jetgun Autoclaves Recalled
1995 Detection of hepatitis C virus in dental surgeries.
1999 WHO & CDC Global Injections
2001 Policy Change Surgery
2001-2009 Hepatitis C Transmission
2003 CDC Guidelines
2004 CDC Report Finger Stick Device Lancets
2005 Global Burden Egypt
2005 Needleless Connectors Relationship
2005 USA Surgical Tissue Adhesive
2005 VA Surgical Clinics Investigation
2007-2009 Veterans Affairs Reuse Insulin Pens
2008 HCV Dental Implants Transmission
2008 Legal Advice for Patients
2008 Multi-Risk Transmission Factors
2008 NV State Investigation UPDATE
2008 VA Nevada Exposures
2008 VA OIG Healthcare Inspection
2008-2014Hepatitis C Outbreaks
2009 CDC Report- Hemodialysis Unit
2009 Congressional Probe - VA Clinics colonoscopies not properly sterilized
2009 Dental treatmen was commonest conventional risk factor
2009 GA Med Center Endoscopes
2009 GA VA Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
2009 TN VA Wrong Valves
2009 VA- FL Endoscopes
2010 CDC Report- Mulitple Exposures
2010 Lawsuit Nevada
2011 Finger Stick Device
2013 HCV transmitted by biopsy forceps
2014 Preventing infection from the misuse of vials
Hearing Transcript - House Committee on Veterans' Affairs