The Companies Making Billions Off The Opioid Epidemic Want You To Know They Are (Really) Sorrry (Really)

“While our intent was not to fuel the epidemic, we failed to recognize the broader context of what was going on in society around us,” said Bob Sternfels, who assumed his role as global managing partner leading the 38,000-employee firm in July 2021. “That’s why we have new protocols and policies in place to prevent […]

Florida Tenet officials say that the systems “are coming back and patient worries are preposterous.”

The link to the story from Palm Beach County is here: Patients express concern over Tenet Health’s potential malpractice Rather than trying to sum it up, allow me to let the story speak for itself. It is one more example of how patients are treated as simple objects or vehicles for the health system to […]

No Trust, No Health

New studies yield data confirming black skepticism of healthcare services quality. Lack of trust is based upon experience. According to a new report, the majority of black adults have had at least one negative experience with a healthcare provider. But young black women are particularly likely to report a harmful interaction during routine health care. […]

Lee Health Loves Damage Caps, But Only for Itself. Everyone Else Is Expected to Pay Full Freight.

The news is that two Florida public hospitals want in – at the last minute – on the State’s opioid lawsuit. They’re afraid they may get cut off from money available arising out of the opioid prescriptions filled out by their employees. Judge Denies Sarasota Hospital and Lee Health Motion Intervene in Opioid Settlement I’ve […]

When Business Disputes Interrupt Your Chemotherapy

Cancer patients are caught in the middle of a fight between the Annapolis hospital and nine oncologists. While hospital representatives say the nine doctors resigned, they argue they wanted to continue practicing there and were fired. The doctors were denied access to practice at the hospital and filed a lawsuit in response. Business disputes in […]

Physician Liability for #OUD (Arguments in Ruan v. US)

Convicted doctors argued their appeal in the United States Supreme Court the other day. At issue are jury instructions given in their case and the standard imposed by the trial court. For nearly 90 minutes on Tuesday, the court grappled with the question of whether good faith is a defense for doctors criminally prosecuted for […]

Sentencing in $250M Radiology Fraud Scheme

If you follow the Department of Justice alerts, you know that the Feds recover hundreds of millions of dollars in waste, fraud, and abuse in our health insurance system every year. Why is this considered acceptable? #QualityFraud Ex-CEO of medical imaging companies sentenced to prison in $250 million fraud scheme