Scientists Discuss Treatments for Gulf War Veterans

After decades of denials and delays, are medical treatments finally on the horizon for our Gulf War Veterans?

Answers for Veterans will be discussed when a panel of independent scientists selected by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) meets this Thursday in Irvine, California. Gulf War Veterans may finally learn about medical treatments for physical medical conditions linked to toxic exposures during deployment to Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia during 1990 – 1991.

In 2010, Congress ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to pick up the pace on research for medical treatments after two exhaustive independent reviews confirmed Veterans’ assertions about toxic exposures and physical maladies.

IOM’s “Committee on Gulf War and Health: Treatment of Chronic Multisymptom Illness” has set a public meeting for this Thursday, April 12, from 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM, Pacific Daylight Time.  The IOM meets in the Board Room at the Beckman Center of the National Academies, 100 Academy, Irvine, CA 92617.

According to IOM, “This meeting is one of the mechanisms that the committee is using to gather information related to its charge. The committee is comprehensively evaluating available information regarding the best treatments for chronic multisymptom illness among Gulf War Veterans.” For more information, please visit IOM’s web site.

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