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Newsletter Archive – Agent Orange Review

The Agent Orange Review provides information to Veterans and their families concerned about herbicides used in Vietnam or other locations and about VA’s programs to respond to these concerns.

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Below is an archive of all newsletters by date.

2012

Winter 2012 – Vol 26, No 1 (482 KB, PDF)
VA Expands Dates of Agent Orange Exposure in Korea from 1968-1969 to 1968-1971; Check VA's "Ships List"; VA Studies High Blood Pressure, Chronic Lung Disease Among Vietnam Veterans...


2011

None issued


2010

July 2010 – Vol 25, No 1 (259 KB, PDF)
VA Extends Agent Orange Benefits to More Veterans; Message to Veterans from Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric "Ric" Shinseki; "Blue Water" Update - Supreme Court Decision and New IOM Review...


2009

None issued


2008

August 2008 – Vol 20, No 2 (1.4 MB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Announces New Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange Committee to Prepare 2008 Update


2007

October 2007 – Vol 23, No 1 (787 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Releases “Veterans And Agent Orange: Update 2006”

2006

July 2006 – Vol 22, No 2 (810 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Launches Multiple Myeloma Project

2005

October 2005 – Vol 22, No 1 (416 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Latest Ranch Hand Study Results Provides Additional Evidence of Link between Agent Orange And Diabetes

April 2005 – Vol 21, No 2 (314 KB, PDF)
Lead story: National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Agent Orange Update 2004—Confirms Previous Finding


2004

November 2004 – Vol 21, No 1 (296 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine (IOM): No Limit on Length of Presumptive Period for Respiratory Cancer

February 2004 – Vol 20, No 1 (356 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Will Not Attempt to Recover Benefits Paid to Certain Members of the Nehmer Class

2003

July 2003 – Vol 19, No 2 (388 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine Identifies Herbicide Link with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), Principi Extends Benefits

2002

October 2002 – Vol 19, No 1 (389 KB, PDF)
Lead Story: U.S. and Vietnam Officials Meet to Pursue Joint Research on Agent Orange

May 2002 – Vol 18, No 3 (144 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine (IOM) on Childhood Leukemia: Revised Look Shows Inadequate Evidence for an Association with Agent Orange

March 2002 – Vol 18, No 2 (236 KB, PDF)
Lead story: New Law Changes Agent Orange-Related Compensation Rules


2001

October 2001 – Vol 18, No 1 (330 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Regulations on Type 2 Diabetes Take Effect July 9; House Approves Changes in Law

July 2001 – Vol 17, No 3 (270 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Principi Acts on Agent Orange; VA to Open Registry to Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange Outside Vietnam/Korea

March 2001 – Vol 17, No 2 (1.8 MB, PDF)
Lead story: Proposed Regulations Published on Diabetes

2000

December 2000 – Vol 17, No 1 (193 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Approves Presumptive Service Connection for Type 2 Diabetes; Action Based on Recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) Review Suggesting Possible Association with Agent Orange

August 2000 – Vol 16, No 2 (554 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Legislative Update: Children of Women Vietnam Veterans’ Benefits
Act of 2000

May 2000 – Vol 16, No 1 (97 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Institute of Medicine (IOM) Diabetes Report Expected in September; Ranch Hand Study Suggests Link


1990-1999

1999

August 1999 – Vol 15, No 2 (144 KB, PDF)
Lead story: West Seeks Benefits for Women Vietnam Veterans' Children with Birth Defects, Asks for Special Institute of Medicine (IOM) Review of Diabetes

March 1999 – Vol 15, No 1 (232 KB, PDF)
Lead story: IOM Releases Second Update Report; No Additional Diseases Associated with Agent Orange Exposure

1998

April 1998 – Vol 14, No 2 (93 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA/Korea Scientists to Study Health of Koreans Who Served in Vietnam

1997

November 1997 – Vol 14, No 1 (115 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Scientists Explore Feasibility of Agent Orange Study

February 1997 – Vol 13, No 1 (164 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Final Regulations Issued on Prostate Cancer, Peripheral Neuropathy

1996

August 1996 – Vol 12, No 1 (147 KB, PDF)
Lead story: President Clinton Announces New Benefits; VA Will Recognize Prostate Cancer, Nerve Disorder, Propose Birth Defect Legislation


1995

May 1995 – Vol 11, No 2 (61 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Agent Orange Special Treatment Authority Extended

1994

October 1994 – Vol 11, No 1 (119 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Secretary Brown Approves Service-Connection for Respiratory Cancers and Multiple Myleoma: Regulations Finalized

1993

September 1993 – Vol 10, No 2 (115 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Secretary Brown Announces VA Will Recognize Additional Conditions

February 1993 – Vol 10, No 1 (222 KB, PDF)
Lead story: NAS Committee Continues Active Pace

1992

September 1992 – Vol 9, No 3 (290 KB, PDF)
Lead story: National Academy of Sciences Project Advances

April 1992 – Vol 9, No 2 (149 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Proposed Peripheral Neuropathy and Lung Cancer Regulations Published


1991

December 1991 – Vol 9, No 1 (144 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Final Regulations Issued for Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Chloracne; Proposed Regulations on Peripheral Neuropathy Under Development

August 1991 – Vol 8, No 3 (131 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA to Recognize Nerve Disorder as Service-Connected, Will Not Recognize Lung Cancer Defers Decision on Diabetes

April 1991 – Vol 8, No 2 (179 KB, PDF)
Lead story: President Bush Signs Agent Orange Act of 1991

February 1991 – Vol 8, No 1 (155 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Final Regulations Published on Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Claims; Proposed Rule on Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Chloracne, and Porphyria Cutanea Tarda to Be Published Soon

1990

August 1990 – Vol 7, No 3 (137 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Derwinski Approves Compensation for Soft Tissue Sarcomas; Secretary Acts in Response to Advisory Group Finding

May 1990 – Vol 7, No 2 (112 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Approves Compensation for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Based on Vietnam Service; CDC Study Shows Link Between Rare Cancer and Vietnam, But Not Agent Orange


1982-1989

1989

October 1989 – Vol 7, No 1 (98 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Secretary Derwinski on Agent Orange

1988

October 1988 – Vol 6, No 1 (76 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Vietnam Experience Study Released by CDC

1986

March 1986 – Vol 5, No 1 (79 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Publishes Regulations on Dioxin and Radiation

1985

February 1985 – Vol 4, No 1 (82 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Agent Orange Comp Bill Signed by President


1984

October 1984 – Vol 4, No 3 (80 KB, PDF)
Lead story: CDC Releases Findings of Birth Defects Study

July 1984 – Vol 3, No 2 (67 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Herbicide Literature Review Update Published and Available

April 1984 – Vol 3, No 1 (135 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Air Force Releases Phase II of Ranch Hand Study

1983

November 1983 – Vol 2, No 4 (79 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Agent Orange and Its Use In Vietnam

August 1983 – Vol 2, No 3 (95 KB, PDF)
Lead story: White House AO Group Oversees Federal Studies

June 1983 – Vol 2, No 2 (63 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Reports on Medical Care for Vietnam Veterans

April 1983 – Vol 2, No 1 (369 KB, PDF)
Lead story: VA Transfers Epidemiological Study to CDC in Atlanta

1982

November 1982 – Vol 1, No 1 (74 KB, PDF)
Lead story: Veterans Administration Steps Up Agent Orange Activities

 

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