Florida Doctor Facing 500 Years for Fake Cancer Medicine

Posted on December 07, 2016 by

A Florida oncologist is facing 500 years in prison for giving cancer patients fake chemotherapy drugs. Investigators with the Department of Justice claim the doctor has given patients fake cancer medicine since 2009 to defraud Medicare. According to investigators, many of the medications were from foreign countries and are not FDA approved. One of the… Read more »

Tags: Chemo
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Can This National Campaign Prevent Chemotherapy Errors?

Posted on November 21, 2016 by

A campaign launched by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) is seeking to prevent medical mistakes involving a certain type of chemotherapy drug. The “Just Bag It” campaign centers around vincristine, a drug used to treat patients with leukemia and lymphoma. Since the 1960’s, there have been 125 fatal chemotherapy errors worldwide caused by this… Read more »

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