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OIG Files: The Elizabeth Holmes (Theranos) Verdict

For those of you who have been keeping up with the Elizabeth Holmes/Theranos trial, you likely have seen that there was a very mixed verdict. Holmes was convicted on some counts, acquitted on some and the jury was deadlocked on others. From a reader’s perspective, it can be confusing to understand how such a mix…

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White and Holmes and WOSBs, Oh My!

What a Week of Women from this Women-Owned Business Lions and tigers and tigers and bears – yes, I love me some Judy.  A woman who was a talent and a trailblazer.  If you know me, you know that I love Judy’s daughter Liza more than most things and I often say our company is…

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Vax Card Scruples

The time has come for federal and state leaders to come to a mutual understanding that the use of the hard copy CDC vaccination record is no longer a viable solution to tracking and proving vaccination status.  As we have all seen in the press, the proliferation of fraud involving the hard copy cards is…

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Public Opinion Is Unified on Lowering Drug Prices. Why Are Leaders Settling for Less?

Democrats and Republicans are crystal clear in polls that they want government to be allowed to negotiate down high drug prices. Americans pay nearly three times as much for drugs as patients in dozens of other countries. In the past two years, numerous Democratic candidates — including President Joe Biden — have campaigned on enacting such legislation. This year, the polling group…

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Straight Outa Hellthcare

Former Pittsburgh-area Doctor Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Prescribing Opioids in Exchange for Sex Unfortunately, this provider capitalized on his ability to prescribe controlled medications in other ways. By obtaining sexual favors from his patients, he was able to take advantage of his patients insatiable need for the drugs, and that the patient was willing to…

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Doctors Killing Patients

Two weeks ago, we featured a personal story of mine and related it to Elizabeth Holmes and a Mount Carmel doctor who was found to deliver inappropriate medications in a deadly way.  Thank you for those of you who responded.  Interestingly enough, one person sent an email about a healthcare provider who is thought to…

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Just as Every cop is a Criminal…

….and all the sinners saints. Yup, I love that Stones song too.  Arguably one of the best rock bands ever, The Rolling Stones came from London which is where the doctor on my mind practiced his career in oncology at The Royal Marsden and then St Bartholomew’s Hospitals. Read more about the impressive resume here,…

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