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Research Fraud By Doctor – Probe Demanded

...ractitioner in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Alleging fraudulent activity, The Lancet referred to Singh's publication, 'The Indo-Mediterranean diet heart study', published by them in 2002. And the British Medical Journal to Singh's scientific paper 'Randomised controlled trial of cardio protective diet in patients...

Perpetrators of $20 Million Medicare Fraud, Brought To Book

...s and medical labs in L.A. The offices forwarded fraudulent claims for diagnostic tests, ultrasound exams and ...t, nearly all the money that Medicare paid for the fraudulent claims between 2000 and 2005 was deposited into bank accounts of fraud management companies. ...

180 dubious employees given the pink slip

...lass IV employees because they had apparently used fraudulent methods to secure jobs, like resorting to forgery ... also parallel efforts in process to prosecute the fraudulent employees after recovering the payments made to them. An FIR has been registered and police have beg...

Tequila-The Real Stuff or Not

...se tests will help distinguish the real thing from fraudulent versions, which are a potential threat as this alc...rted, the researchers say. The exact percentage of fraudulent sampls on the market is unknown, they add. High-quality tequila is made with 100 percent Agave, wh...

GAO Investigation Questions Validity of DNA Testing Kits

...o called for the study,"This industry represents a fraudulent mutation of that promise," He says that consumers should visit their doctors for tests if they are concerned about particular diseases. Kits from four companies Genelex of Seattle, Suracell of Montclair, N.J., Sciona of Boulder, Colo., and Greensbo...

WHO takes initiative to fight corruption tainted medicine production-supply chain

...vernments globally gets misused or lost because of fraudulent practices, bribery and diversion of pharmaceuticals. In a rough estimate it has been assessed that governments spent about US$50 billion (€39 billion) on medicines every year.Now WHO wants to ensure that all money earmarked by the governments for hea...

Indian company charged with fraud in supply of Aids test kit

...ene by hospital health workers. The news of this fraudulent practice can in the open following information leaked from the company by an anonymous informer. More than one lakh obsolete blood-test kits in blood banks across the state have been traced so far following the raids that were initiated by the police...

Maharashtra Cracks Down On Fake Doctors

...ce, public interest litigation was filed against a fraudulent doctor by a Govandi resident, Mariappa Gangau. His pregnant wife had died following medical negligence while under the treatment of an unqualified bogus doctor. The report was presented before the Bombay High Court by assistant government pleader, P...

Tobacco Companies Obstructed Science

...le because they were manufacturing a defective and fraudulent product." Proctor has used poll results stretching back to the 1940s to show that in fact some people were ignorant of the risks. "Millions of people in the '60s, '70s and '80s didn't know that tobacco caused lung cancer or heart disease," Proctor ...

Ayurveda Resorts in Kerala Gear Up for the Monsoon Season

...ent has also got strict measures in place to check fraudulent ayurveda services and products. "Ayurveda is like a gold mine for the tourism industry, so we have to be extra cautious that tourists are not taken for a ride," Health Minister P.K. Sreemathi said....

Anorexia Patients Sue Dallas' Presbyterian Hospital

...that the hospital and doctors there took part in a fraudulent billing scheme designed to profit from the women's problems. According to the complaint filed today in Dallas state district court, each woman was a patient in Presbyterian's Eating Disorder Program. There, psychiatrist Dr. Urszula Kelley evaluate...

Rent-A Body Scam Busted

...strators in exchange for 2 percent of the center's fraudulent profits, and obtained the right to perform all gyn...han $1.8 million collected for the unnecessary and fraudulent work. Rosenberg is accused of performing 646 procedures on 554 patients, which resulted in the fr...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

...ould detect dissembling if someone tried to make a fraudulent claim. The committee found abundant evidence that PTSD can develop at any time after exposure to trauma. It also can manifest as a relapsing condition or flare up after being suppressed and undiagnosed. Aging, loss of mental acuity, the death of fr...

Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

...llegedly responsible for more than $142 million in fraudulent billings to Medicare." These are not your standard over-billing cases, it is pointed out. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt described it as wholesale theft in which people set up sham medical equipment dealerships in malls and office...

Nigeria Launches Seven Billion Dollar Case Against Pfizer

...welcomed them," he continued. "There was nothing fraudulent or surreptitious which my client did." In Kano, the justice commissioner who filed the Kano State suits against Pfizer on behalf of the state and families of the victims, said he would accept an out-of-court settlement on the issue of compensation....

Domestic Abuse Led Wife Killing Her Preacher Husband

...s' finances were in shambles and she had deposited fraudulent checks into her account. But Mary defended herself saying that it was her husband who had asked her to do so. During Winkler's trial earlier this year, defense psychologist Lynne Zager testified that Winkler's mental state affected her ability to...

Nigeria Files New Lawsuit Against Pfizer

...e restitution, unjust enrichment and post-clinical fraudulent conduct." The suit claims 826.4 billion naira or about 6.45 billion dollars in damages related to the tests of an antibiotic called Trovan, which allegedly killed 11 children. Another 181 children reportedly suffered side effects such as deafness...

Gaps In Food Safety Systems Must Be Plugged :UN

...ood safety requirements as well as "the illegal or fraudulent use of ingredients including unauthorized food additives or veterinary drugs for the recent spate of food safety incidents. During the last 12 months, an average of up to 200 food safety incidents per month were investigated by WHO and FAO to deter...

US Health Insurance Firms Suspend Sales, Promise to End Fraudulent Practices

...isabled. Widespread reports of high-pressure and fraudulent sales techniques used by some independent salespeople hawking Medicare managed-care plans is leading to greater scrutiny of private companies that sell these products as an alternative to traditional Medicare. The Senate Special Committee on Aging...

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