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U.S. government admits it poisoned soldiers with Agent Orange after decades of denial

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) At long last, following years of delay, the U.S. government has finally admitted that it poisoned its own troops in Vietnam decades ago through the mass use of the herbicide known as "Agent Orange."

In recent days, federal officials agreed to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to at least 2,100 Air Force reservists and active duty forces that were exposed to Agent Orange on airplanes used to spread it during the war. NBC News reported:

Seattle VA hospital staff refused to walk 10 feet to help disabled vet into ER, demanded he call 911 instead

By Barker: (NaturalNews) Army Veteran Donald Siefkin wasn't asking for much when he called the emergency room at the Seattle VA Hospital on February 27. The 64-year-old was parked just a few feet from the ER entrance and was in severe pain from a broken foot he had suffered earlier that day. The pain was getting worse, and his foot swelled to the "size of a football" on a 3.5-hour drive to the Seattle-Tacoma airport from his home in Kennewick, Washington.

Over 700 people exposed to HIV, hepatitis at VA hospital that reused insulin pens


A major procedural botch at a Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Western New York may have been responsible for exposing at least 700 diabetic patients to hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and even HIV. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System was recently exposed for having reused individual insulin pens on multiple patients throughout the course of several years, which put these patients at serious risk of infection.