The U.S. Department of Justice is suing a South Dakota neurosurgeon who they accuse of receiving kickbacks by performing allegedly unnecessary spinal surgeries, in which he implanted medical devices from companies he owned.
Dr. George Blatti was charged Wednesday with 54 counts related to his alleged selling of prescriptions for powerful drugs out of his makeshift office at a former Radio Shack and his car stationed at parking lots including a Dunkin' Donuts location in Long Island, New York.
Authorities arrested a New York man and his mother Wednesday for allegedly offering and promoting a notorious fake cancer "cure" online. The bogus treatment contains cyanide and scientists say it offers no medical benefit.
An unlicensed medical practitioner who allegedly offered "butt injections" will serve one year behind bars after entering a guilty plea in relation to the 2015 death of a woman in New York, according to reports.
Critics say Burzynski's cavalier attitude toward medical best practices has put the lives of thousands of patients at risk.
The disbarred Michigan oncologist is at the center of one of the most extensive cases of medical fraud in history.