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.
The doctor insists that she has done nothing wrong.
Dr. Randal Haworth also was accused of using illicit drugs and performing surgeries he may not have been fit to conduct after receiving treatment for eye cancer.
The 46-year-old ex-hospital employee says a nurse snapped photos of her private parts during a hernia operation.
About 30 million people per year are exposed to the chemical.
Critics say Burzynski's cavalier attitude toward medical best practices has put the lives of thousands of patients at risk.
The fight for good numbers is hurting medicine, says David Chan, a doctor.