Our Buffalo readers may be aware of the scandal over at VA regarding the improper reuse of insulin pens and the resulting exposure of over 700 veterans to HIV and Hepatitis. So far, twenty veterans have tested positive for Hepatitisk.
Congressman Chris Collins is reportedly putting the blame on the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the VA’s Washington leadership, saying that the undersecretary should be relieved of his position. And Congressman Brian Higgins is saying that the incident is the result of a “frightening level of incompetence” on the part of VA personnel. He points to preventable bureaucratic inefficiencies that delivered important information to patients too late.