Tag: criminal

Is HIV Criminalization the No. 1 Barrier to Ending the Epidemic?

For many people, being told that they are HIV positive is no longer a death sentence. But for Robert Suttle, a Black gay man and...

Ob/gyn Sentenced to 59 Years for Unnecessary Surgeries, Fraud

A federal judge sentenced Javaid Perwaiz, MD, to 59 years in prison for healthcare fraud and performing unnecessary gynecologic and obstetrical procedures, including sterilizations without...

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million

A Humana Inc. health plan for seniors in Florida improperly collected nearly $200 million in 2015 by overstating how sick some patients were, according to...

Disgraced Doctor Surrenders License After OSU Sex Abuse Scandal

Ted W. Grace, MD, a doctor implicated in the Ohio State University sex abuse scandal dating back decades, has surrendered his license to practice medicine...

New Mexico Governor Signs Bill to Legalize Recreational Pot

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

Endocrinologist Charged After Bomb-Making Supplies Found

An endocrinologist in Naples, Florida, faces multiple federal charges after police found homemade explosives and bomb-making supplies, as well as numerous illegal drugs, in his...

Volunteer Vaccinators Run Into Hurdles

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Jason Gallagher, a licensed pharmacist and professor of infectious diseases at...

Neighborhood Police Complaints Tied to Black Preterm Birth Rates

The more complaints of excessive force by police reported by neighborhood residents, the more likely it is that Black pregnant people living in that neighborhood will...

Physicians Face Potential Peril With Leftover Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A Texas judge last week dismissed a theft charge against an...

Convicted Ex-Surgeon Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

Former New York orthopedic surgeon Spyros Panos, previously convicted on healthcare fraud charges, pleaded guilty last week to new fraud charges that included impersonating a...

Medtronic to Pay $9.2M Settlement for Kickbacks, False Reports

Medtronic USA Inc. has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and failure to fully report payments made to a...

Cleveland Hospitals’ Private Police Comes Under Scrutiny

Two City Council members, a municipal court judge and the NAACP are calling for tougher supervision of private police forces that disproportionately arrest Black people...

Nurse Celebrated in US for COVID Response Charged in Shooting

A West Virginia nurse who developed a national profile in the United States for her relief efforts with COVID-19 patients has been charged with shooting...

Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Leaders of major cities and states across the country are taking...

Merkel Tells Russia to Investigate Suspected Poisoning of Navalny

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to investigate the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and hold...

Addiction Specialist Charged in $681 Million Treatment Fraud Case

The federal government has charged a Florida addiction medicine specialist in what it says was a scheme to defraud Medicare and private insurers, charging them...

Florida Cancer Center to Pay $100 Million for Criminal Conspiracy

Florida Cancer Specialists (FCS) & Research Institute, one of the largest oncology and hematology service providers in the state, has been charged with criminal antitrust...