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After Losing At Trial, Mississippi Physician Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Role in Prescribing Allegedly Medically Unnecessary Compounded Medications to Patients and for Falsifying Patient Records to Make it Appear He Had Examined Them Before Prescribing

Physicians who consider "telemedicine" or writing prescriptions to patients they have not physically seen or any other unusual arrangement for seeing patients and prescribing medications or supplies should consider a recent case. In this case, a 78 year old Mississippi physician, … Continue reading

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Examination of State Level Personality Variation and Physician Aid in Dying Legislation

This new article by Rush University Medical Center researchers in the Journal of Pain & Symptom Management concludes that "The social dialogue and potential controversy surrounding physician aid in dying may be linked to aggregate differences in state personality profiles." … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Clinic Owner, Physician, Office Manager, Insurance Biller and Former Insurance Investigator Indicted for Health Care Fraud. Charged With Billing for Services Not Provided and Giving Patients Free Cosmetic Procedures for Insurance Information.

On May 22, 2018, five people linked to two Los Angeles (San Fernando Valley) clinics were arrested on federal health care fraud charges for allegedly inducing patients to visit the clinics with promises of "free" cosmetic procedures, using the patients' … Continue reading

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Mandatory Use of CURES for California Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Vets, and Other Health Care Providers Prescribing Schedules II, III and IV Starts October 2, 2018

The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II–IV … Continue reading

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Michigan State University Will Pay $500 Million to the Victims of Former Physician Larry Nassar

Michigan State University will pay $500 million to the victims of former physician Larry Nassar, who molested hundreds of girls and young women while working as a sports medicine specialist on-campus. According to the New York Times, the settlement will … Continue reading

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