“Pennsylvania Physician Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges, Health Care Fraud”
“Johnstown Doctor Charged With Illegally Distributing Narcotics”
“The Money, the MD and a $12 Million Patient Safety Scandal”
” . . . Dr. Charles R. Denham until the Justice Department alleged he took nearly $12 million in kickbacks from CareFusion Corp. to influence a national guideline for a product hospitals buy to prevent infections during surgery.”
“Patient Safety Journal Finds Violations, Tightens Standards After Scandal”
“The scandal started when the Justice Department accused Denham of taking $11.6 million in kickbacks from CareFusion, a pharmaceutical company that makes the surgical antiseptic ChloraPrep. Denham wasn’t a defendant in the civil case, which the company settled for $40 million. But prosecutors claimed he was paid to influence recommendations of the Quality Forum in favor of the drug. . . .”
“How Many Die From Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?”
“In 2010, the Office of Inspector General for Health and Human Services said that bad hospital care contributed to the deaths of 180,000 patients in Medicare alone in a given year.
Now comes a study in the current issue of the Journal of Patient Safety that says the numbers may be much higher — between 210,000 and 440,000 patients each year who go to the hospital for care suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death, the study says. . . . ”
2014 Medical Fraud Files from EvidMed.com
“Doctor suspended amid charges of sexting during surgery”
“Official: Employee at Jefferson Regional replaced Oxycodone with non-narcotic meds”
“Answers on drug switch elude family”
“Her husband, prescribed the painkiller oxycodone, might not have received the drug, they told her.
A pharmacy technician who handled medication packaging had stolen painkillers and substituted non-narcotic medication, the hospital said. He later was fired.”