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Department of Veterans Affairs Faces Lawsuits and More Medical Errors

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has mistakenly notified hundreds of veterans that they have Lou Gehrig’s disease, in the most recent of a string of VA medical errors that have plagued the agency. The notification error comes as the VA faces potential lawsuits from other veterans who may have been infected with HIV or hepatitis from unsanitary VA medical equipment, and veterans who were victims of medical malpractice at a VA cancer treatment center in Philadelphia.…

Colon Cancer Drugs Erbitux and Vectibix May Require Gene Screening

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An FDA advisory panel is scheduled to meet today to review whether the drug labels for Erbitux and Vectibix, which are used to treat colon cancer, should indicate that patients be screened for the KRAS gene mutation, as the costly drugs do not work in people with the gene mutations.…