U.S. Medicine Direct Newsletter

October 2014 Direct

OCTOBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Proposes Physician Pay Increases, Begins Major Recruiting Campaign WASHINGTON – The maximum rates of annual pay for incoming VHA physicians and dentists would be increased as much… Read More

September 2014 Direct

SEPTEMBER ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE No Conclusive Evidence that Phoenix VA Care Delays Were Fatal WASHINGTON – A VA inspector’s general report has found that access barriers adversely affected the quality of care… Read More

August 2014 Direct

AUGUST ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Christianne L. Roumie, MD, MPH VA Studies Raise Key Issues about Trends in Type 2 Diabetes Treatment NASHVILLE – New VA research soon might change the way clinicians… Read More

July 2014 Direct

JULY ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE VA Orders Restructure of VHA’s Office of Medical Inspector WASHINGTON – In response to recent recommendations by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), VA Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson… Read More

June 2014 Direct

June ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Phoenix Veterans on Secret Waiting List Now Will Get Prompt Care WASHINGTON – Sloan Gibson, previously the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ deputy secretary, temporarily took the… Read More

May 2014 Direct

MAY ISSUE Forward this newsletter to a colleague U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Lawmakers and Advocacy Groups Pressure VA on Hospital Allegations WASHINGTON – In the wake of allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died while waiting for… Read More

April 2014 Direct

APRIL ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE A New Campaign Seeks to Raise TBI Awareness WASHINGTON – The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) has launched a new Initiative to increase awareness about brain injuries. The multi-year initiative, “A Head… Read More

March 2014 Direct

MARCH ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE President’s Budget Proposal Seeks VA Funding Increase WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama proposed a $163.9 billion FY 2015 budget for VA, which is a 6.5% increase over FY 2014. The budget includes $68.4 billion… Read More

February 2014 Direct

FEBRUARY ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE Controversy Surrounds FDA Approval of New Opioid Analgesic SAN DIEGO – The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new opioid analgesic continues to produce controversy. Late last year, attorneys general from 28 states… Read More

January 2014 Direct

JANUARY ISSUE U.S. MEDICINE NEWS UPDATE DoD Announces New Sexual Assault Prevention Director WASHINGTON – DoD announced this week that Maj. Gen. Jeffrey J. Snow will become the new director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office in… Read More