The Mayo Clinic settled a lawsuit over a data breach involving a former employee who allegedly accessed patient information, including nude photos taken for medical purposes, in October 2020. (clock)
Florida physician Keivan Tavakoli, MD, was arrested on suspicion of having contact with a 15-year-old girl. (WFTS)
The trial of a patient suing the University of California, San Diego, for performing neck surgery while he was awake began this week. Randy Darro claims he woke up during surgery in 2017 and had recurring nightmares. He places the blame on Bradley Hay, M.D., an anesthesiologist whose license was suspended after a sufentanil overdose was found in a hospital bathroom. According to the hospital, data show Darro was unconscious during the operation.San Diego Union Tribune)
California’s Attorney General has sued six major insulin drug companies, alleging that they have unfairly and illegally increased the price of the drug. The lawsuit also targets his three pharmacy benefit managers at CVS Caremark, Express Scripts, and OptumRx, citing rising costs. (Kaiser Health News)
Texas nurse practitioner J. Robyn Shrader sued CVS after she was fired for refusing to prescribe birth control, citing her Baptist beliefs. (KHOU11)
A jury found Colorado doctor Francis Joseph, M.D., guilty of diverting approximately $250,000 from two COVID-19 relief programs. Joseph is said to have used the money to pay for personal expenses, such as travel and home repairs, which were not permitted under the terms of the program. facing imprisonment.
The alleged victim of Omar Massoud, MD, PhD, a former doctor at the Cleveland Clinic, told news media outlets, “I came forward to prevent this from happening. I just didn’t want others to experience it.” Use. “Masud is suspected of sexually abusing three of her victims and has been charged with nine counts. (FOX8)
The trial of former nurse Lucy Letby continues in the UK This week, a jury said baby girl made a ‘dramatic’ recovery after being taken out of hospital where Letby allegedly tried to kill her twice. (Guardian)
A federal jury has found Susan Bello guilty of involvement in a plot to extract $65 million from a pharmaceutical company’s out-of-pocket assistance program. According to the DOJ, Berro allegedly created fake prescriptions for fake patients at fake pharmacies and attempted to redeem co-pay coupons.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to rule on whether hospitals should have been forced to administer ivermectin to patients with COVID-19. The court heard oral arguments. Gahl v. Aurora Health on tuesday. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A Florida woman who worked for the clinical trials firm Unlimited Medical Research has been sentenced to three years in prison for making false claims to government investigators about research into a pediatric asthma drug, according to the DOJ. Four of her others have already been convicted for their role in the scheme.