Our Drug Development Model and Drug Supply Chain Are Broken.
One of the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is that our drug development model and drug supply chain are broken. Our western capitalist system has served us well for many years. It provided products at a low price, which allowed … Read More
Posted in drug companies, Fraud, health, Health Care Costs, Lawsuits, Medical Costs, Medical Devices, Medicare, Pharmacies, Secrecy, Vaccines
Beware The Cosmetic Surgeon
We all want to look like we are young and healthy, even those of us in our later years. Beauty is big business and, wherever there is big business, you can be sure charlatans will follow. This is true in … Read More
Posted in Arizona Medical Board, Board Certification, Doctors, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Insurers, Hospitals, medical errors, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Plastic Surgery
Doctors win 85% to 90% of all medical malpractice trials in Arizona. The same figures apply pretty much across the United States. Doctors win cases even when there is strong evidence of negligence on their part. The most likely reason … Read More
Staggering Malpractice at the VA
A Veterans’ Administration pathologist sits in jail today. He is charged with three counts of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three veterans who sought treatment at the VA hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Investigation has revealed that he routinely misread … Read More
Posted in Cancer, disclosure of medical mistakes, Doctors, Fraud, Hospitals, medical errors, Medical Malpractice, medical mistakes, Medical Negligence, Misdiagnosis, Nurses
Generic Drug Betrayal
The promise of generic drugs is enticing: quality replacements for name-brand drugs at a fraction of the price. Regardless of whether that promise was ever anything more than an illusion, it is a proven lie today. I read two recent … Read More
Never Underestimate The Corrosive Effect Of Money
When I look back on past blog posts, I am surprised at the number of times money is involved in whatever bad thing I am writing about. Doctors, people to whom we entrust our lives and those of our family, … Read More
Posted in Defensive Medicine, Doctors, drug companies, Fee for Service, Fraud, Health Care Costs, Medical Costs, medical ethics, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Secrecy, tort reform
Fake Jury Verdicts.
Perhaps you have received an e-mail from a friend with a list of outrageous jury verdicts. The lists come in many flavors and with many names. Some versions are called the “Stella Awards” in “honor” of the lady who was … Read More
Posted in Doctors, drug companies, Fraud, Hospitals, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Medical Malpractice, plaintiff, tort reform, trial, Verdicts
Generic Drug Price Fixing.
“Generic” is the name given to drugs that are not protected by patents. Anyone can make a generic drug. Because they are not protected by patents, it is anticipated that competition will drive down the prices of generic drugs to … Read More