Physicians whose state boards have sanctioned them for harming patients, unnecessarily prescribing addictive drugs, bilking federal insurance programs and even sexual misconduct continue to cash in for consulting, promoting products and more.
The "Last Week Tonight" host is back from hiatus with a scathing rebuke of doctors whose influence is bought by the pharmaceutical industry.
When the deadly international health crisis is over, the world will be morally indebted to a tiny island nation that has suffered economic attack from the U.S. for more than half a century.
The causes are not clear, but men account for more than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who received the most money from drug and medical device companies, according to new federal data.
America spends a fortune on drugs, more per person than any other nation on earth, even though Americans are no healthier than the people of other advanced nations.
The medical field has "race corrected" measurements that just go to show there are inherent biases that run through many threads in everyday life, despite our trust in seemingly objective science.
Illinois leads the country in group psychotherapy sessions in Medicare, and some top billers aren’t mental health specialists. The state’s Medicaid program has cracked down, but federal officials have not.
Medicare gives itself the power to ban physicians if they prescribe medications in abusive ways. The action follows a series of articles by ProPublica documenting inappropriate prescribing, waste and fraud in its popular drug program.
A ProPublica analysis of recently released data shows that dozens of physicians who received payments from Medicare in 2012 had been kicked out of Medicaid, charged with fraud, or settled claims of overbilling Medicare itself.
By Marshall Allen, ProPublicaThis post, originally published on ProPublica Sept. 18, 2012, has been updated.I often speak to people who have become...