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Full Story at VA watchdog.com

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"An investigation of research conducted at an Arkansas veterans hospital has uncovered rampant violations in its human experiments program, including missing consent forms, secret HIV testing and failure to report more than 100 deaths of subjects participating in studies.

The Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Tuesday will release its findings in a report on human subject protection violations at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock. The studies involved thousands of veterans who had volunteered for behavioral and drug experiments.

The investigation, which began last August, reviewed more than a half-dozen human experiments - including studies of colon, breast and prostate cancer - that had been conducted since 2006."

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The VHA has a captive audience with Veterans, especially those who need either extra hope or need extra money by participation. These type of researchers don't care who lives or dies as a result of their research, their just numbers to be intered into a computor program that then spits out the findings. If the findings reflect badly on the VHA, they just adjust the program so it won't. To bad that more Veterans may suffer or die as a result.

I'm sorry people, I'm in a pesimistic mood, a glass half emty sort of mood. I got screwed again by the VHA and their income limit that says my SSDI pays me more than their limit allows, so I have to pay a co pay on medication I can't afford and I don't qualify for paid transportation for an inter agency consult I have been trying to get for six months for which then I was told I qualified and now I don't and I can't afford to pay the costs myself on what I get for SSDI.

Sorry, just ranting I guess

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This is the same facility that was doing colon exams and was not cleaning instruments proper between patients back a few years ago. The VAMC in LR supposedly had to send letter to thousands of vets admitting their screwup. Just wonder if they did send them.

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Read this report on watchdog yesterday and it made me physically ill. What a crock and at who's cost. Who looses again...the vet.

Also saw this when t-bird posted it on the Federal Register Announcements forum yesterday. She posts all new info from watchdog too. This is good as all vets do not search these sites nor do they serch the different forums on this site. I found lots of vets view this forum, so one way or another it is good to get them informed. Thanks.

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