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New VA clinic in Jefferson City to open Monday

Jefferson City’s new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic opens Monday morning. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility, at 3430 W. Edgewood Drive, will increase the clinic footprint from 7,625 square feet to 10,476. The opening Read More

Army Vet Sues 3M, Alleging Tinnitus from ‘Defective’ Earplugs

Months after popular manufacturer 3M reached a more than $9 million settlement to resolve allegations it supplied the U.S. military with defective earplugs, a former Army sergeant has filed his own lawsuit, claiming the gear left him ... Read More

New Congressional Bill Requires VA To Study Medical Marijuana For Veterans

House lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct studies on the benefits of medical marijuana for military veterans. Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins ... Read More

V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in ... Read More

Blood pressure watches, sleep tech and more: CES 2019 was all about health

With its abundance of companies promising to help you stay fit, eat healthier or measure your [insert whatever biometric reading here] more accurately, this year’s CES evolved to be more like a MedTech conference instead. And ... Read More

How is the partial government shutdown affecting FDA?

The ongoing partial federal government shutdown has meant staff furloughs and some delayed routine services by the FDA, excluding fee-funded activities. The medtech industry hasn’t been complaining about it yet, but time will tell, ... Read More

Study examines Veterans Health Administration medical care services

Veterans around the country should give more consideration to the Veterans Health Administration’s services when choosing where to receive medical care, according to a recent study on the merits of VHA and non-VHA facilities published ... Read More

IHS pauses some care services amid government shutdown

The Indian Health Service, an HHS agency tasked with providing health services to American Indians and Alaska natives, has stopped several care services due to the government shutdown, Kaiser Health News reports. Parts of the federal ... Read More

House Small Business Committee Proposes Legislation to End Self-Certification for SDVOSB

On November 27, 2018, the House Committee on Small Business introduced House Resolution 7169, the proposed Verification Alignment and Service-disabled Business Adjustment (VA-SBA) Act.1 The purpose of this new legislation is to ... Read More

Starting small, GSA will limit online shopping portals to $10,000 per purchase

A year after the president signed legislation meant to ease federal buyers into online shopping, the General Services Administration presented vendors with its current thinking on how to implement the new e-commerce portals on ... Read More

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