US: VA dentist resigns after hundreds possibly infected

MILWAUKEE — Officials at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin said Friday that the dentist responsible for possibly infecting nearly 600 veterans has resigned. The dentist has not been named. The announcement came after House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, both Wisconsin Republicans, expressed outrage that the dentist was still working at the facility. On Tuesday, Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the cen

Vietnam vets urged to receive hepatitis C testing

American Legion Post 1619 is working on a statewide awareness campaign and urging all Vietnam-era veterans to get tested for hepatitis C. Two free clinics are scheduled for Nov. 4 and 5 in Morrisonville. MORRISONVILLE NY — The boot camp ritual was robotic in its precision. Soldiers lined up for their vaccination shots. Needles were outdated, “jet guns” were in, and soldiers received high pressure blasts of an 18-drug cocktail before being shipped off t

Why is Gilead charging VA $40,000 for drug?

Editor's Note: U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Florida, is the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) In America, honoring our veterans comes second nature to most citizens. That's because the overwhelming majority of our people understand that, if not for the service and sacrifice of those who have worn the uniform, the United States would not be the extraordinary plac