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Re: [owcp] OWCP Successes

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  • Felicia
    I have actually had much less trouble with the OWCP than with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps has denied from the beginning that Lariam/Mefloquine causes any
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 21, 2005
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      I have actually had much less trouble with the OWCP than
      with the Peace Corps. The Peace Corps has denied from the
      beginning that Lariam/Mefloquine causes any problems
      (despite the FDA and drug maker warnings). However, the
      nurse assigned to me by the OWCP has been great. I've had
      trouble with doctors too, as there are plenty who just
      want to prescribe antidepressants regardless of the
      problem, so I've spent energy fighting them too. The good
      news is that the OWCP may actually buckle and send me to
      go see a specialist in LA, since there are very few
      doctors who know anything about the effects of Lariam. --
      Felicia

      > Heidi and Nancy have both reported some recent success in
      > their dealings
      > with OWCP. I too am happy to report that after a 2+ year
      > battle that
      > the agency has finally authorized additional acupuncture
      > treatments for
      > my condition and has promised to reimburse me for most of
      > my out-of-
      > pocket medical expenses. Incidentally, my Senator and I
      > are not giving
      > up the fight, however. We are determined to obtain ALL of
      > the monies
      > owed to me.
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      > Call me cynical, but I cannot help but wonder if the OIG
      > investigation
      > is causing OWCP to clean up its files, review contested
      > decisions, etc.,
      > thus making it a bit easier for us to get what we are
      > entitled to. The
      > agency is not the target of the investigation--scofflaw
      > RPCVs are--but
      > if the IG of Peace Corps were to find glaring
      > irregularities on the part
      > of OWCP, then he might (and should!) inform the IG of the
      > Dept. of Labor
      > of the problems.
      >
      > Kevin
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