Nurse Found Dead in Basement; Pain Doc Settles for $1.5M; Child Abuse Doc Testifies

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A visiting nurse was found dead in the basement of a patient’s home in Connecticut. Suspect Michael Reese is a registered sex offender with “violent tendencies,” according to a police affidavit. (ABC News)

Police have charged a 24-year-old in the death of Texas pediatrician Talat Jehan Khan, MD, who was stabbed multiple times at a picnic table in the common area of her apartment complex. (USA Today)

More charges have been brought against Michael Stockin, MD, the Army physician accused of the sexual assault of at least 39 alleged victims. (CBS News)

Florida pain management doctor Edward Lubin, MD, will pay $1.5 million to settle charges that he submitted claims for fentanyl prescriptions that were medically unnecessary and written in exchange for kickbacks, according to federal prosecutors.

The defense has rested in the Florida trial pitting Maya Kowalski and her family against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Last week, child abuse pediatrician Sally Smith, MD, testified that another doctor should never have treated Maya with high doses of ketamine for an alleged diagnosis of chronic regional pain syndrome. (FOX 13 and 10 Tampa Bay)

A doctor and three Tennessee families with transgender children have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the state from enforcing its ban on transgender care for minors. If accepted, the case would be the first on gender-affirming care to go in front of the High Court. (The Hill)

An Idaho woman is alleging in a new lawsuit that her fertility doctor, ob/gyn David Claypool, MD, secretly used his own sperm to impregnate her. (Seattle Times)

A Texas man was arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license. Houston police believe Alexander Padilla performed plastic surgery without a license. (ABC 13)

The family of a man who died in police custody in a Dallas hospital is suing the University of Texas system for using excessive and deadly force after his death was ruled a homicide. The lawsuit alleges UT Southwestern Medical Center police officers willfully and maliciously used force to restrain victim Kenneth Knotts even though they had no legitimate reason to do so. (Dallas Morning News)

A former executive of an organization that manages Medicare Advantage (MA) plans has been charged with fraud, accused of submitting false information to CMS to boost reimbursements for MA enrollees, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

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    Kristina Fiore leads MedPage’s enterprise & investigative reporting team. She’s been a medical journalist for more than a decade and her work has been recognized by Barlett & Steele, AHCJ, SABEW, and others. Send story tips to k.fiore@medpagetoday.com. Follow

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