MOU for Janseen Pharmecuticals

Jasper Craven filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.
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19-08160-F

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From: Jasper Craven


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All partnership details -- including copies of draft and final contracts and email communication between agency and private sector stakeholders for the recently inked partnerships with Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson + Johnson for Spravato (detailed here:https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5220) Records searched should be between Jan. 1, 2010 and present day. E-mail key words include: "MOU," "side effects," "spravato," "Wilkie," "Trump," "FDA."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Jasper Craven

From: Jasper Craven

Please disregard the timeline frame in the earlier request. It should Jan. 1, 2019 and present day. Thanks very much.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Mr. Craven,

The purpose of this email is to communicate the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Central Office FOIA Office's response to your June 4, 2019 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Please refer to the attached referral letter. Please note that your request is being referred to the below VA Office of the Secretary for direct response to you under FOIA Tracking Number 19-08160-F. Contact information regarding the appropriate VA FOIA Officer is provided below.

VA Office of the Secretary (OSVA)

FOIA Officer Name: Richard Ha/

Email: OSVAFOIA@va.gov

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you.

Carol E. Farer, RHIA, CHPS, CIPP/G, CHPC
VHA FOIA Officer (10A7)
Information Access & Privacy Office/Health Information Governance
Office of Health Informatics
810 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20420
Office (772) 562-5284/Fax (202) 273-9387

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good Morning Mr. Craven,
Attached please find an electronic copy of our first interim Initial Agency Decision (IAD) in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Please see the attachment for additional information. Due to the size of the file, releasable records are being sent to you today on a compact disk.
Please know, that the releasable records contain various draft versions and should not be confused as being duplicates.
Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise
OSVA FOIA Officer Ruthann.parise@va.gov (mailto:Ruthann.parise@va.gov)

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Craven:

This letter acknowledges receipt of your June 2, 2019, request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. ยง 552, to the VA National Acquisition Center for a copy of

"draft and final contracts for the recently inked partnerships with Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson + Johnson for Spravata. Timeframe of request is January 1, 2019 to present day."

Your FOIA request was received in my office on July 18, 2019.

Your FOIA request was assigned tracking number 19-09541-F. Please include tracking number in all future communications concerning this FOIA request.

In addition, we have placed your request in the complex processing category.

We will search for records responsive to your FOIA request that were gathered or created by the VA National Acquisition Center on or before June 2, 2019. When we have completed our search for records responsive to your FOIA request, we will send you another letter telling you the results of that search and our next step in processing your request.

If you have any questions about your request, you may contact me at 708-786-7804 or kristen.ellis@va.gov.

Sincerely,

Kristen Ellis, CIPP/G, CIPT, FIP | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Government Information Specialist | Business Resource Services
P.O. Box 76, 1st Avenue, One Block North of 22nd Street, Hines, IL 60141
office: 708.786.7804 | fax: 708.786.5148 | kristen.ellis@va.gov<mailto:kristen.ellis@va.gov>

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From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

A first set of responsive documents from the agency, with more to be sent at a specified date.

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Good Afternoon Mr. Craven,
Attached, please find an electronic copy of our second interim Initial Agency Decision in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Secretary. Please know that the size of the releasable records exceeds that which may be sent via email. As such, the records are being send to you via certified mail. The tracking number is 7014 2120 0000 3510 2518.
Respectfully,
Ruthann Parise

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Washington DC 20420

October 25, 2019 In Reply Refer To: 001B

FOIA Request: 19-08160-F

Jasper Craven MuckRock News DEPT MR 74660

411A Highland Avenue Somerville, MA 02144-2516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>; jclarkcraven@gmail.com<mailto:jclarkcraven@gmail.com>

Dear Mr. Craven:

This is the third Initial Agency Decision (IAD) to your June 3, 2019, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) FOIA Service. You requested a copy of "All partnership details - including copies of draft and final contracts and email communication between agency and private sector stakeholders for the recently inked partnerships with Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson + Johnson for Spravata (detailed here:https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5220) <http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5220)> Records searched should be between Jan. 1, 2010 and present day.E-mail key words include: "MOU," "side effects," "spravato," "Wilkie," "Trump," "FDA." That same day, June 3, 2019, you modified the timeframe of your request to January 1, 2019 and present day.

On June 11, 2019, the VA FOIA Service acknowledged receipt of your request and advised that your request fell under the cognizance of the Veterans health Administration (VHA). Your request was referred to and received by the VHA on June 11, 2019.

On June 21, 2019, the VHA acknowledged receipt of your request and advised that your request falls under the cognizance of the VA Office of the Secretary (OSVA). Your request was referred to and received by the OSVA on June 21, 2019. Please accept this as the OSVA's acknowledgment of receipt of your FOIA request and first interim IAD.

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