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 The Department of Veterans Affairs announced this week that it would begin offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy to some veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, despite a lack of evidence that it works or being approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for PTSD.

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The editorial board at the D.C.-based Washington Examiner called for the removal of Robert McDonald as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in an op-ed published May 24.

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Last week the Service Women’s Action Network, along with Vietnam Veterans of America and Yale’s Veterans Legal Services, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs, stating in a teleconference on Tuesday, July 27, that the VA has failed veterans once again. The group is asking the U.S. court of appeals in the federal circuit to overturn the VA’s denial of a rule-making petition filed earlier in the year that would have lessened the burden of proof for victims of military sexual trauma when applying for VA disability compensation.

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