Category Archives: Vietnam Disease Issues

Covid-19 vaccines come in multi-dose vials

Veterans and civilians remember seeing the multi-dose vials that sat on top of the jet injectors that delivered mass vaccinations into their arms. Or that were used with unclean syringes or needles. Were there early indications that jet injectors could … Continue reading

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Any action on the new presumptive benefits for bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism yet?

A little. They have been added to the Agent Orange Exposure webpage (LINK). I do not see anything on this in the Federal Register yet. However, VA posted on VAvantage blog (May 27) >>>BREAKING: VA plans expansion of benefits for … Continue reading

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The People Vs. Agent Orange (2020)

VA Secretary Denis McDonough is responsible for implementing H.R. 6395, P.L.116-283–the FY 2021 NDAA, which contains the Tester/Harder Amendment. It was passed into law on Jan. 1, 2021. I have not yet seen any updates on the VA website to … Continue reading

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Agent Orange (AO) thoughts; “And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for?”

116th Congress: It’s been one month since H.R.6395, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, passed over a veto on 1/1/21 and became Public Law No: 116-283. It includes an important AO amendment, pushed through by Sen. Tester … Continue reading

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“Be it enacted” January 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

Believe in science! Continue reading

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Senate passes veto-proof defense bill with three new Agent Orange presumptives

I’m glad this has finally passed the Senate (Link). If you want Pres. Trump to sign it right away, tweet him @realDonaldTrump. Too many vets have died waiting for this. “WASHINGTON — A measure was included in the final version … Continue reading

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2020 Nobel Prize for the discovery of Hepatitis C virus

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded. “This year’s Nobel Prize is awarded to three scientists who have made a decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global health problem that causes cirrhosis … Continue reading

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BLOG TALK RADIO THURSDAY 8/13/2020

Once again, I don’t get no respect. Jerrell called to say they had a cancellation and would I be available? Well, sure. Anytime I get to bloviate and expound on VA law for an hour in front of a microphone, … Continue reading

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MILESTONES–JOHN LESLIE OLDHAM

A good neighbor and client of mine passed. He had the devil’s own time getting a claim for combat PTSD in Vietnam in the plus column. He ended up finding all his letters he sent home from Cu Chi and … Continue reading

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“New” Agent Orange Presumptives Amendment–next stop, House leadership, then President Trump

Around three years ago, VA Sec. Doctor David Shulkin, on the basis of scientific evidence, was on the verge of rule-making in favor of adding bladder cancer, Parkinson’s-like symptoms and hypothyroidism as service-connected presumptive AO diseases.  Shulkin was fired.  Since … Continue reading

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