Quality Fraud by Omission

More Than Half of Failed Clinical Trials Unpublished   Less than half of failed clinical trials are published in peer review journals, according to a new study. Practically, this may be due to the fact that there are no sponsors or financial stakeholders willing to contribute to a public relations push when their new ‘wonder […]

Recent History of Public Healthcare in Lee County, Florida

Last week, this blog reviewed the origins of the public Lee Memorial Hospital. After its formation by the government, as the municipal Hospital System exerted its authority over healthcare in Lee County, the Federal Trade Commission brought an Anti-Trust action against it for creating a monopoly. Lee Memorial was represented by the Jones, Day law firm in […]

The Political History Of Lee County’s Public Hospitals

LMH was created by Special Act of the State Legislature in 1961, requiring a local vote for the charter to become effective. That vote failed in 1963. Without any changes to the Special Act, the State instead just passed another special bill establishing the Hospital Board. There appears never to have been a public vote […]

Socialized Medicine in Lee County, Florida

The Lee Memorial Health System is a Florida Municipal District, authorized by Government Charter to operate hospital services in Lee County, Florida. It is now the only provider of hospital services in Lee County, Florida – owning each and every one of the hospitals currently operating here. In addition, LMHS aggressively pursued the rest of […]