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VA inspector general begins probe at Buffalo hospital

The Buffalo News, January 23, 2013
The inspector general at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a review of practices at the Buffalo VA Medical Center that could have exposed more than 700 patients to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. The inspector general, George Opfer, confirmed the review in letters to Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., the lawmakers said Tuesday.