Former Texas Medical Board Member’s Lawsuit Dismissed

3 March – Like medical boards across the US, the Texas Medical Board stated mission is to “protect and enhance the public’s health, safety and welfare by establishing and maintaining standards of excellence used in regulating the practice of medicine and ensuring quality health care for the citizens of Texas through licensure, discipline and education.” Continue reading ‘Former Texas Medical Board Member’s Lawsuit Dismissed’

Lip Service – but No Word from Science Editors

I recently read the press release dated 12/9/2008 in which Semmelweis endorses scientist’ call for Science to RETRACT fraudulent reports on HIV. I also read the letter sent to Science sent in Dec. 2008. I am new to this topic I didn’t know it was all based upon a fraud that has maintained for 30 years and I totally support the request to withdraw all the fraudulent papers from the journalNonetheless, up to this date, has it been any response to that letter from Science?  Is it ever expected?”  Continue reading ‘Lip Service – but No Word from Science Editors’

Surgeon Wins $4.7M Settlement in Long-Running Dispute With Hospital

A surgeon who complained about the safety of reprocessing practices at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the subsequent restriction of his privileges there is entitled to the multi-million dollar arbitrated settlement the hospital agreed to pay him in 2009 but later attempted to reverse, a California appeals court has ruled. Continue reading ‘Surgeon Wins $4.7M Settlement in Long-Running Dispute With Hospital’

Jury Awards $8.8 Million to Anesthesiologist

Las Vegas - In the six years since Dr. Charles Williams lost his privileges at University Medical Center, the anesthesiologist also lost his professional reputation, his family and his home. Continue reading ‘Jury Awards $8.8 Million to Anesthesiologist’

Rep. Kolkhorst Needs Help to Keep TMB Reform Alive

18 May – As Chairwoman of the House Public Health Committee, Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst has demonstrated her commitment to ensuring that physicians are afforded legal due process whenever they have dealings with the Texas Medical Board (TMB). She has done a yeoman’s job in writing the provision to HB 3816 during the 2009 Legislative Session and in HB 1013 Continue reading ‘Rep. Kolkhorst Needs Help to Keep TMB Reform Alive’

Is Dr. Andrew Wakefield a Victim of Sham Peer Review?

10 May|Washington DC - For over 20 years,  the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has quietly awarded millions of dollars in damages for vaccine injury to children where their brain damage results in autism.  At the same time, the US government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while pressuring parents to Continue reading ‘Is Dr. Andrew Wakefield a Victim of Sham Peer Review?’

Texas House Unanimously Passes Medical Board Reform Bill

9 May - The Texas House passed HB 1013 today by a vote of 147-0, endorsing crucial reforms necessary to make the actions of the Texas Medical Board (TMB ) transparent.  This action sends a message that the TMB’s unconstitutional actions will no longer be tolerated by the Texas House. Continue reading ‘Texas House Unanimously Passes Medical Board Reform Bill’

Will You be the Next Subject of Peer Review?

11 March – One day, you receive a letter from your hospital’s medical executive committee (MEC) informing you that you’re going to be the subject of a peer review.  What you do next can determine whether you’ll be exonerated at the hearing, be forced to undergo “corrective action” such as continuing medical education or proctoring, or have your hospital privileges restricted or revoked. What do you do now?  Continue reading ‘Will You be the Next Subject of Peer Review?’

Medical Peer Review Used to Silence MD

4 Jan – In the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, a peer review drama is unfolding. Petitioner R.V. Rao has taken on Washington Township Health Care District, Respondent, re its judicial review committee. Continue reading ‘Medical Peer Review Used to Silence MD’

Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income

25 Dec/AHRP – Between 1978 and 1999, 2.5 million American men, women and children died preventable deaths in US hospitals and 17 million suffered preventable injuries.  Two recent reports confirm that American hospitals continue to cause serious preventable harm to patients. Continue reading ‘Why We Still Kill Patients: Invisibility, Inertia, and Income’