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COLUMBUS, Ohio | Accusers: 20-plus Ohio State staff knew concerns over doctor

COLUMBUS, Ohio— Alumni who say they’re victims of sexual misconduct by an Ohio State University team doctor allege more than 20 school officials and staff, including two athletic directors, knew of concerns about how the physician treated young men but didn’t stop him. The list of such employees grew Tuesday as 29 plaintiffs were added … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Accusers: 20-plus Ohio State staff knew concerns over doctor

PORTLAND, Ore. | Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital

PORTLAND, Ore. — The only remaining doctor in Oregon’s only heart transplant program has resigned, leaving the state with no medical facilities that can perform the life-saving procedure. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Thursday that Oregon Health & Science University will transfer the 20 patients on its waiting list to other transplant centers. The Portland hospital notified … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Last heart transplant doctor leaves Oregon hospital

TRENTON, New Jersey | Indictment: Man used doctor’s identity to submit fake claims

TRENTON, N.J. — A Florida man has been charged with assuming a New Jersey doctor’s identity to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services purportedly rendered at a medical center that didn’t exist. Yoandi Marrero, a 33-year-old Hialeah resident, and PA Clinical Center — the registered company he allegedly used to … Continue reading TRENTON, New Jersey | Indictment: Man used doctor’s identity to submit fake claims

Warren County Doctor, Philip D. Dean, M.D. Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions of Opioid Narcotic Drugs to Three Women

St. Louis, MO (STL.News) Philip D. Dean, M.D., 62, of Warrenton, Missouri, was indicted Thursday with eight felony charges for making false statements to Medicare and Medicaid and illegally distributing fentanyl, hydrocodone, and other controlled prescription drugs without a legitimate medical purpose. According to the Indictment, Dr. Dean had personal relationships with several women, and … Continue reading Warren County Doctor, Philip D. Dean, M.D. Indicted for Illegal Prescriptions of Opioid Narcotic Drugs to Three Women

Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

LANSING, Mich./January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts for years under the guise of medical treatment was sentenced Wednesday to 40 to 175 years in prison by a judge who proudly told him, “I just signed your death warrant.” The sentence capped a remarkable seven-day hearing … Continue reading Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison

‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

LANSING, Mich.  /January 23, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes instead of solving their sports injuries. Judge … Continue reading ‘Enjoy hell:’ Doctor’s sentence next for assaulting gymnasts

New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

WASHINGTON /January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds. Leading Democrats and LGBT groups immediately denounced the move, saying “conscience protections” could become … Continue reading New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

Doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring

/January 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A New Jersey doctor running an illegal prescription opioid drug ring with a motorcycle gang had a member hire someone to kill his wife after she threatened to expose the scheme while trying to force him to agree to a divorce, authorities said Tuesday. James Kauffman and a member of … Continue reading Doctor charged with having wife killed to protect drug ring