A doctor and poison specialist has been charged with fatally poisoning his wife. Connor Bowman, MD, was a medical resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his late wife Betty Bowman was a pharmacist there. Bowman allegedly poisoned her with colchicine. (AP)
Three women have sued California physician Andy Yonde Zhu, MD, claiming he grabbed their breasts during exams for no legitimate medical reason. (CBS Sacramento)
An Oklahoma City woman is suing Integris Baptist Medical Center for alleged sexual assault while she was recovering from her 14th hernia surgery. (The Oklahoman)
Michigan ophthalmologist Lylas Mogk, MD, is suing Henry Ford Health, alleging age discrimination over its required cognitive assessment for employees once they reach age 70. (CBS Detroit)
Stanford pediatrician Elliot Krane, MD, testified in the “Take Care of Maya” trial, raising concerns about the very high doses of ketamine prescribed to Maya for her complex regional pain syndrome. (WTSP)
Florida-based Jena Medical Group will pay $1.7 million to settle claims that it billed federal insurers for radiofrequency ablations that weren’t medically necessary or not provided by a qualified provider, according to federal prosecutors.
A former Pennsylvania hospital director has been accused of stealing more than $600,000 from a hospital charitable account to allegedly pay her personal taxes, real estate taxes, cell phone bills, car payments, and personal credit accounts. (ABC 6)
California doctor Tien Tan Vo, MD, was sentenced to 3 years of probation and ordered to pay more than $200,000 for years-long use of unapproved and misbranded cosmetic drugs that had been smuggled into the U.S. from Mexico, federal prosecutors said.
Ten defendants have been indicted for allegedly operating a $20 million scheme trafficking black-market HIV medications, federal prosecutors said.
Silicon Valley executive Mark Schena was sentenced to 8 years in prison and will pay $24 million in restitution for his role in a scheme involving fraudulent COVID and allergy testing, according to federal prosecutors.
Attorneys general from 33 states are suing Meta Platforms and its Instagram unit, charging that they are fueling a mental health crisis among young people by making their social media platforms addictive. (Reuters)