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March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

VA Backlog is Huge and Records Are Unreliable



Drug and FDA Issues As many as hundreds of thousands of veterans could be in the Department of Veteran Affairs backlog waiting for medical appointments, David Hilzenrath, the Project On Government Oversight’s editor-in-chief, said on Public News Service today.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

March 14, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

As Veterans Wait for Care, VA Allegedly Papers Over Delays



Veterans Affairs Seal By altering dates logged, Department of Veterans Affairs employees minimize reported wait times for veterans' medical appointments, the GAO says.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2013

By David S. Hilzenrath

VA Suppressed Data on Gulf War Vets' Health Problems, Former Official Says



Stethescope The Department of Veterans Affairs has suppressed evidence that Gulf War veterans’ health problems could be linked to their exposure to toxic substances during the 1991 war, a former VA epidemiologist alleges.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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