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No New AO presumptives?

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I have had a bad cold all week and just started checking my emails....this AM a Florida Newspaper stated that VA had decided Not to add anymore AO presumptives.

They gave no link for that statement. Have I missed something?

This came up on a Google Alert I have had for a long time regarding the potential new AO presumptives the VA Secretary would consider.

Has anyone received any definitive news from the VA or any vet org, that there will be no new AO presumptives in the future?

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I have not seen any evidence to the contrary.  Often it takes VA a long time to do this, and they could do so later, or they may think it would cost them too much and just not do it at all.  

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Thanks Broncovet- I searched at VA, NVLSP etc etc and found nothing that indicated the Secretary decided No presumptives would be added. The last 2010 presumptives took plenty of time to be formally announced.

I have a call in to the man who wrote this story.

He interviewed four veterans about AO but never supported this statement in the article:

"After 18 months of reviewing the findings, the VA announced it would not be adding any new presumptives to the list, leaving some veterans feeling sidelined."

I hesitate to even post the link to the article until I talk to the reporter.

If this is true, we need  to hear this ' announcement '  from the VA itself. 

If it isn't true, it is the last thing any veteran  needs to deal with ..........

   fake news...

 

 

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Were there any Conditions that actually got a bump up from "Limited Evidence of Association" by the IOM?

Since the 2010 addition of CAD to the Presumptive list, I only recall the 2015 (Acute to Chronic) change made to Peripheral Neuropathy.

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This is the last 'announcement" I am aware of :

https://www.stripes.com/after-18-months-of-study-va-delays-adding-new-agent-orange-illnesses-1.495773

It refers to the NAM ( formerly IOM ) report which I think has been posted here somewhere.

Ischemic stroke is also one of the conditions the Secretary would consider.

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Could be a case of a reporter being hounded by their boss to get some stories out. That article might actually be a case of creative writing.

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