A California company accused of counterfeiting screws for spinal surgery went broke in 2013. But by then, it had sold millions of dollars in medical hardware to a nationwide network of surgeons.
A congressional hearing today revealed more unexpected deaths at the Tomah, Wisconsin, VA – known as “Candy Land” for the ease with which narcotic painkillers were prescribed – during Dr. David Houlihan’s decade as the hospital’s chief of staff.
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In 2013, the discovery of dangerous bacteria in the drinking water of two working-class communities along the Rio Grande in Texas set off alarms among state regulators and investigators. Now it appears that efforts to hold anyone responsible are sputtering to an inconclusive end.
In a case the Los Angeles district attorney’s office is calling one of the largest insurance scams in the state, an orthopedic surgeon is accused of deceiving patients into having surgery by an unqualified assistant and undergoing procedures they didn’t need.
The Food and Drug Administration issued warnings to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying their products are dangerous and potentially d
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A former California hospital executive at the center of a $500 million kickback scheme that subjected injured workers to risky spinal surgeries is attempting to spread the blame by suing his alleged co-conspirators.
Abuse, neglect and lack of supervision at California’s state-run homes for the developmentally disabled have directly caused the deaths of 13 people s
The Food and Drug Administration is supposed to ensure that medical equipment going inside people’s bodies is manufactured by companies approved by the agency, but there’s a fissure in the system.
The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Department of Public Health must release records relating to violations at state-run facilities for people with developmental disabilities after CIR’s three-and-a-half-year effort to make the information public.
Mario DeSanctis, director of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, said his performance bonus was “warranted and justified” even though the facility was being investigated over runaway painkiller prescriptions and patient overdoses.