One of the worst cases of medical malpractice in U.S. history – Part 2

This is a continuation from the most recent blog post below… What about the hospital system that he worked for, or the drug companies that sourced his practice? The volume of patients was beyond excessive. Fata reportedly lined up 50-60 patients a day, whom he would hand off to unlicensed doctors before spending a few… Learn More »

One of the worst cases of medical malpractice in U.S. history – Part 1

Dr. Farid Fata was considered the gold standard of cancer physicians. A Sloan-Kettering-trained oncologist and hematologist, he ran Michigan’s largest private cancer practice in several upscale suburban offices. He claimed a 70% cure rate for blood cancer patients. Many thought of him as a savior. Dr. Fata used his reputation and his power in a… Learn More »

Why is a doctor’s society funded by drug companies?

USA Today in conjunction with ProPublica has shed light on a troubling relationship between medical professional groups—which set national guidelines for treatments, lobby Congress, promote disease awareness, and provide treatment information for the public—and medical device and drug companies. The article uses the example of the Heart Rhythm Society, one of few medical groups that… Learn More »