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    1. Congress Must Lead the Fight Against the Disinformation Pandemic

      Congress Must Lead the Fight Against the Disinformation Pandemic

      In order to keep ourselves safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the White House tells us to frequently wash our hands and to avoid close contact with other people, and instead connect with friends and family online.

      To slow the spread and prioritize critically ill patients, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has either cancelled or moved online the majority of outstanding appointments. But as the White House and VA push millions of veterans to be more connected to the internet than ever before, new and increasing health threats await us in these cyber environments — threats that the Trump administration has done nothing to address.

      After discovering an imposter Facebook page and website made to look like that of Vietnam Veterans ...

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    2. Newly disclosed audit revealed military hospitals issues dangerous amounts of opioids

      Newly disclosed audit revealed military hospitals issues dangerous amounts of opioids

      A new report shows that U.S. military hospitals overprescribed opioids to patients with alleged chronic pain from 2015-2017. 

      Despite an ongoing opioid crisis, there were no apparent policies or procedures in place to track prescription rates until 2017.

      The report provided that the military facilities did not "prevent prescribers from prescribing unusually high doses of opioids."

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    3. Combat Troops at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction

      Combat Troops at Higher Risk for Opioid Addiction

      Combat troops and veterans who have been deployed are at a greater risk for opioid addiction according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

      A new report brought by economists with the NBER is trying to estimate the causal impact the war on terrorism has had on opioid abuse. 

      The motivation for the new study was due to one of the nonprofit's studies from 2010 looking at the relationship between combat and the development of PTSD and discovering many service members with the condition who also reported taking opioids.

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