VISN 6 SPAR

Senior VISN 6 Officials Unlawfully Accessed Veteran’s Medical Records

A recent report shows senior VISN 6 officials unlawfully accessed confidential medical records of an employee who is also a veteran. The employee, Joseph Edger,...
VA Surgeon Alan Koslow

$950k Settlement: Veteran ‘Gutted Like A Fish’ By Incompetent VA Surgeon

One veteran will receive $950,000 after he was “gutted like a fish” by a VA surgeon who was on probation and fined by the...
Veterans Suicide Prevents Initiative

New Veterans Suicide Executive Order Signed By President

President Donald Trump created a new Cabinet-level task force by signing a new executive order called the PREVENTS initiative. The executive order creates a task...
Disqualified VA Doctors

GAO Report Shows Disqualified VA Doctors Hired To Treat Veterans

In a new report, GAO impugned the quality and safety of VA health care revealing the agency hired unqualified doctors to treat veterans. The watchdog...
Veteran Shooter

Veteran Shoots ER Doctor At West Palm Beach VA

Reports of a veteran shooter late Wednesday night were confirmed by witnesses as is the FBI investigation into the incident. A wheelchair-bound double amputee reportedly...
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60-Minutes: FDA Wrong To Allow Long Term Use Of Opioids Says Ex-Commissioner

CBS 60 Minutes plans to air its interview with a former FDA commissioner that the agency was wrong to allow long term use of...
CDC Surveillance Project

CDC Surveillance Project To Access Veterans’ Health Records

Veterans' health records will now be accessed for a CDC surveillance project to evaluate public health data. In a press release, VA says it will...
Apple Apps VA Health Records

Apple To Access VA Health Records In New iPhone App Release

In a new partnership with VA, Apple will now access VA health records through numerous iPhone apps for veterans willing to accept convenience over...

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