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Commentary: Strides made on VA reforms, but there’s more work to do

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Robert Wilkie 09

 

Editor’s note: The following is an opinion piece. The writer is not employed by Military Times and the views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of Military Times or its editorial staff, nor those of the Defense Department.

New VA secretary warns Trump's signature program could collapse without fix

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Robert Wilkie 08

 

President Trump’s newly installed Veterans Affairs secretary, in his first interview since taking office earlier this week, sounded the alarm about the need to fix a critical program allowing Veterans to see local private doctors instead of driving long distances to a VA hospital.

FDA approves first treatment for rare adrenal tumors

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Adrenal Tumors

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Azedra (iobenguane I 131) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adults and adolescents age 12 and older with rare tumors of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma) that cannot be surgically removed (unresectable), have spread beyond the original tumor site and require systemic anticancer therapy. This is the first FDA-approved drug for this use.

All photos of Escambia County men killed in Vietnam War found for virtual wall

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Mance Brown

 

After more than two years of combing through military databases, school yearbooks, newspaper obituaries and other records, researchers have found a photograph of every Escambia County man killed in the Vietnam War.

2 years after Trump promised a White House Veterans hotline, it’s open – in West Virginia

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WH Vet Hotline

 

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — A Department of Veterans Affairs facility sits unassuming, behind a hotel in a small, riverside town on the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. The single-story brick building is nondescript except for a sign indicating the doors for VA deliveries.

After 18 months of study, VA delays adding new Agent Orange illnesses

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18 Month Study

 

After 18 months of review by his department, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin awkwardly announced Wednesday that he plans to “further explore” adding ailments to the list of compensable conditions VA presumes were caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War.

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