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An aging doctor has been ordered to pay part of a $6.2 million judgment for negligence in performing two abortions. Why is he still practicing?

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A patient wants a friendly doctor, but not too friendly. So what's a patient to do when her doctor asks her to a football game — or for a loan?

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Dr. Scott Bickman saw first-hand how the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency handled complaints about a painkiller mill running in clinics in Santa Ana and Anaheim Hills. And he asks a good question: why did it take so long for the DEA to shut the clinics down?

 

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A censured doctor gives Antidote an insider’s view of one of the most troubled clinics in California: the Anaheim Hills Surgery Center, a massive painkiller mill and the site of the avoidable death of a plastic surgery patient. 

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When a company tries to mimic a well-known and respected brand, health journalists should be suspicious. Consider The Harvard Drug Group. Most people hearing about a pharmaceutical wholesaler with that name might assume that it was affiliated with Harvard University. It's not.

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The new filing by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency against Dr. Scott Bickman for his role in a California painkiller mill reveals a very sad truth. Maria Garcia’s death could almost certainly have been avoided.

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How one doctor could allow another doctor to use his license to order painkillers for a clinic being used as a front for a drug mill and still be allowed to operate with no restrictions on his license is a true mystery. Finally, William Heisel reports, Dr. Scott Bickman faces some sanctions.

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Here are five more great ideas I picked up at the Consumers Union Safe Patient Summit last week in Austin. The first five were
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Maria Garcia’s death after a cosmetic surgery procedure at Anaheim Hills Surgery Center has so far failed to roust the Joint Commission or the Orange County district at

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The surgeons at Anaheim Hills Surgery Center had to be sweating.

The Joint Commission, one of the most powerful arbiters of whether a health center is deemed worthy of federal funding, showed up at the surgery center’s doorstep in April 2008 to review its records, its practices and its sta

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