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VA’s MDMA Clinical Trials for PTSD

| May 15, 2024 | 32 Comments
VA’s MDMA Clinical Trials for PTSD

Psychedelic therapy data ‘speaks for itself,’ VA official says By Zamone Perez The Department of Veterans Affairs’ top health official on Friday said the agency is prepared to spend “at least in the millions” of dollars on clinical trials of psychedelic therapies, pending a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision on midomafetamine, or MDMA, assisted […]

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VA Faker Awarded Federal Prison Time

| May 10, 2024 | 12 Comments
VA Faker Awarded Federal Prison Time

Welcome Aboard Mr. Stultz Antrim Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison for Faking a Disability to Illegally Obtain Over $660,000 in Veterans Benefits U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Hampshire CONCORD – An Antrim man was sentenced today in federal court for faking a mobility impairment to obtain $662,871.77 in veteran’s disability benefits […]

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Veteran charged for strangling his roommate to death at a VA medical center

| March 23, 2024 | 29 Comments
Veteran charged for strangling his roommate to death at a VA medical center

Christopher Schweikart murdered another veteran at the acute mental health unit at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. This medical center is located at Riviera Beach, Florida. Schweikart admitted, to a nurse, to killing the other veteran including how he did it. He also informed the nurse that he wanted to die. Federal VA agents arrived […]

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Department of Veterans Affairs pushes for more Black Veterans to be labeled mentally disabled

| February 18, 2024 | 37 Comments
Department of Veterans Affairs pushes for more Black Veterans to be labeled mentally disabled

The VA wants more Black Veterans to be labeled mentally disabled. Black Veterans have a higher percentage of receiving disability compensation benefits compared to White Veterans. The VA report also pointed out that Black Veterans have lower grant rates than White Veterans. The VA declared its intention to reduce the grant rate gap between Black […]

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Using artificial intelligence to assist with veteran healthcare

| February 17, 2024 | 40 Comments
Using artificial intelligence to assist with veteran healthcare

The VA is already utilizing artificial intelligence to assist with veteran healthcare to include predicting cancer risks, predicting veteran suicide risk, as well as helping with diagnostic accuracy. A House Committee on Veterans Affairs subcommittee queried representatives of the VA on how artificial intelligence could be better employed with veterans’ healthcare service. From Military Times: […]

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Tennesse couple committed TRICARE fraud, spent lavishly

| January 30, 2024 | 30 Comments
Tennesse couple committed TRICARE fraud, spent lavishly

Jimmy Collins, 59, and Ashley Collins, 37, defrauded over $65 million from TRICARE. The Collinses ran a medical clinic that leveraged a network of doctors and nurse practitioners to bring them customers who used TRICARE. This network apparently prescribed prescriptions that were not needed, and then referred them to this clinic. The clinic charged TRICARE […]

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Transgender veterans suing the Department of Veterans Affairs

| January 27, 2024 | 86 Comments
Transgender veterans suing the Department of Veterans Affairs

The Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) initiated a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs. The lawsuit involves the delay in providing gender affirming surgery. This delay in providing this type of service keeps transgender veterans in “limbo.” Bekky Eshler, the organization’s president, implied that transgendered veterans not feeling “at home” with their natural gender […]

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The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is not paying for illegal alien healthcare

| January 17, 2024 | 18 Comments
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is not paying for illegal alien healthcare

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clarified a payment process involving healthcare provided to illegal aliens. The VA pointed to an agreement that has been in place since 2002. This policy/rule allows the VA to process and pay claims related to ICE, but with funding provided by ICE. Care was provided via ICE, the VA […]

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