John Fauber and Matt Wynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA TODAY NETWORK Published 11:07 p.m. UTC Aug 16, 2018 In the fight against cancer, you won’t find a mixture known as Allesgen on the long list of drugs approved as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But a doctor in California has been peddling his own $1,800-a-month “cure” to desperate patients for years. Despite four years of warnings from the FDA, a patient lawsuit, scathing online reviews and a raid by federal agents, the California medical board has not taken action. Benedict Liao is one of 73 doctors around the country with active medical licenses who got FDA warning letters over a five-year period alleging serious problems. Only one was disciplined by his state medical board, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and MedPage Today found. The warning letters, which get scant public attention, are sent after FDA officials conduct … [Read more...] about FDA warning letters to doctors flag serious problems, but state medical boards do nothing
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Sleep = big, big money. Kaitlyn Flannagan for Observer/Getty Images The first conversation with my professional sleep coach veered into late-night hot dog consumption around 30 minutes in.Luckily, I slept fine after July Fourth, I told Dan Daly, who works for Equinox, the up-up-upscale gym chain that recently launched an intensive 12-week program to help its members sleep better. But even on non-holidays, I (and all Americans, I suggested patriotically) sometimes overdo it. How should I handle that situation? Belly full of meat, thrashing around, staring at the ceiling, desperate for sleep? Daly, a blonde and fit former college swimmer, told me that, sure, evening snacks are often a problem. But, it’s not always that simple. “We want to look for the biggest rock,” he said. That rock could be food or perhaps my sputtering A.C. unit. Either way, “move it, then the path becomes clear.”Absorbing such mantras was difficult while also thinking deeply about the … [Read more...] about A Solid Night’s Sleep Is the New Luxury Good. Have Fun Affording It.
On Christmas Eve 1995, Nasim Haider, then a physician at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Queens, allegedly asked a patient who had come into the emergency room for an exam whether she “engaged in oral sex and whether she swallowed sperm.” During the exam, Haider, who at that time had only been licensed to practice medicine in New York for about a year, then allegedly rubbed her genitals “for several minutes.” This incident, along with two others, was outlined in the New York State Department of Health’s 2004 investigation of Haider, performed by the agency’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct. A second patient cited in the investigation alleged that in 2001 Haider placed his hands on her buttocks and breasts, and that Haider placed her hands on his erect penis, according to state health department records. The third patient alleged that in 2002 Haider squeezed her breasts, rubbed her thighs and vaginal area, and pushed his groin into her buttocks … [Read more...] about New York Allowed a Sexual Predator to Practice Medicine for Decades
The Obama administration is spending $3 million to see if the methods developed by longtime New York judge Douglas McKeon can work on a broader scale, opening a way around the political stalemate over how to reform the medical liability system. A senior appellate judge, McKeon named his approach "judge-directed negotiations." But he also calls it "humanness." Curiosity about medical matters led him to become a specialist in resolving wrenching cases that involve life-changing harm to patients. Sometimes, the judge quietly listens to heartbroken family members vent their anger. Other times, McKeon might make a pointed comment to the lawyers about how the jury could react to their arguments. The New York state court system is one of 20 recent recipients of federal grants to find answers to such problems as getting hospitals and doctors to acknowledge mistakes, rather than cover them up, and protecting clinicians who follow best practices and still have something go wrong. The goals are … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Can NYC Judge Fix Medical Malpractice Mess?
Last Updated May 12, 2016 9:02 PM EDT NEW YORK -- The family of comedian Joan Rivers, who died days after undergoing a routine endoscopy at a New York City clinic, has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit against the facility, the family's attorneys said Thursday.The 81-year-old comedian and star of the show "Fashion Police" on E! died Sept. 4, 2014, days after she went in for a routine procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy on Manhattan's Upper West Side and stopped breathing. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2015 in state Supreme Court in Manhattan that alleged doctors performed unauthorized medical procedures, snapped a selfie with the comedian and failed to act as her vital signs deteriorated.In announcing the settlement Thursday, Rivers' attorneys said they were pleased that the case had been resolved, but declined to specify the amount of the settlement. They wanted to "make certain that the focus of this horrific incident remains on improved … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Joan Rivers’ family settles medical malpractice lawsuit