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Agent Blue - Arsenic-Laced Rainbow

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Agent Blue


Agent Blue. Agent Orange. Agents Pink, Green, White, and Purple. The Rainbow Agents. Usually, they are all listed under “Agent Orange.” Each agent causes varying degrees of harm to living creatures, from plants to birds to humans. Agent Orange and most of the Rainbow Agents were phenoxy herbicides contaminated with dioxin.

The VA Hospital In DC Was Reportedly Using Rusty Surgical Tools And Water Full Of Bacteria

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Rusty Surgical Tools


The persistence of serious problems endangering America’s Veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC has employees begging Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie for assistance.

New VA secretary warns Trump's signature program could collapse without fix

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President Trump’s newly installed Veterans Affairs secretary, in his first interview since taking office earlier this week, sounded the alarm about the need to fix a critical program allowing Veterans to see local private doctors instead of driving long distances to a VA hospital.

FDA approves first treatment for rare adrenal tumors

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Adrenal Tumors


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Azedra (iobenguane I 131) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adults and adolescents age 12 and older with rare tumors of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma) that cannot be surgically removed (unresectable), have spread beyond the original tumor site and require systemic anticancer therapy. This is the first FDA-approved drug for this use.

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