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Veterans Affairs Employees Charged with Stealing and Selling Prescription Drugs

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LITTLE ROCK—Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, James W. Werner, Special Agent in Charge of the South Central Field Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VAOIG), and Matthew R. Barden, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock District Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced today the unsealing a federal indictment charging three Veterans Affairs (VA) employees with conspiring to steal prescription medications, including opioids, from the VA John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, and conspiring to distribute those drugs.

VETERANS AFFAIRS: VA compensation considered for exposure to contaminated water

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EFFECTIVE March 14 Veterans Affairs will consider presumptive disability compensation to Veterans suffering from the following conditions caused by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, N.C., between 1953 and 1987: kidney cancer, liver cancer, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, adult leukemia, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, aplastic anemia, bladder cancer, and other myelodysplastic syndromes.

Isakson: Secretary of Veterans Affairs Must Improve Accessibility to Health Care

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Highlights importance of bipartisan work of committee; goals for committee, VA secretary

WASHINGTON – In the first Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hearing for the 115th Congress, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., vowed that the committee will continue to work in the bipartisan fashion that has allowed for past success during Isakson’s tenure as chairman.

Latest data show Tomah VA hospital improving in opioid prescriptions, Veteran satisfaction

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MADISON, Wis. — Despite reports of ongoing painkiller prescription practices and health care delivery concerns at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the scandal-plagued hospital has noted considerable improvement over the past 18 months, according to new data obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog.

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