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FALLS CHURCH, VA - After saving $22 million in Phase One, the Navy Pharmacy Financial Improvement Program has expanded from establishing target inventory levels to refining stock levels based on demand and availability - resulting in another $13.5 million in savings.
SILVER SPRING, MD - While no cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have occurred in the United States or among U.S. servicemembers, DoD is taking no chances on missing any cases - and can take credit for identifying the earliest known patients.
BETHESDA, MD - After years of red tape, the military finally has received approval to proceed with the human-use protocol for Arbekacin, an antibiotic shown in laboratory tests to be effective against multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens such as Acinetobacter, nicknamed Iraqibacter due to its prevalence during the war in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - How will the Military Health System maintain advances in limb and amputee care achieved over the last decade of war?
WASHINGTON - Extremity loss, traumatic brain injury and eye injury each have their own DoD center of excellence, but urotrauma has not received the same policy attention and care coordination as those other types of common injuries, a urologist told a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
HOUSTON - In recent years, DoD officials have admitted publicly that military sexual trauma (MST) is a serious problem among the services, one that’s more widespread than previously recognized.
Significant Implications for Military Population?
DALLAS - Adverse effects from statin therapy go beyond just muscle pain and weakness, also increasing risks of musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies and injuries, according to a new VA study using a large military medical database.
WASHINGTON - A new Military Health System governance model expected to be in place by Oct. 1should result in cost savings, according to DoD officials.
WASHINGTON - After months of speculation about whether and when furloughs would go into effect, thousands of DoD civilian employees - including those working in the Military Health System - are expected to feel the brunt of unpaid furloughs this month.
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation relaxing the evidentiary standards that must be met for veterans who file VA benefit claims for mental health conditions linked to military sexual trauma (MST).
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