During an inspection last year, it was discovered that the VA hospital may have used the same insulin pen on more than one patient. More than 700 veterans could have been exposed. The hospital says that pen needles were always changed, but that each insulin pen was meant only for individual use. The hospital released a statement saying in part, "once this was identified, immediate action was taken to ensure the insulin pens were labeled and only used according to pharmaceutical guidelines."
Congressman Chris Collins, who represents Erie County, said he will be holding the VA accountable for its actions.