Monday, June 4, 2007

Medical Malpractice - Do you know anything about your doctor?

Attempting to find information on a physician is like trying to find a needle in a haystack as the majority of the injormation is confidential. Typically, even when a physician commits horrible actis in one State they continue to practice in another. Recently a physician in who was suspended years ago was learned to continue to be paid by pharmaceutical companies to test drugs and involved in trials with patients.

"Investigators are selected based on qualifications, training, research or clinical expertise in relevant fields." Yet Dr. Abuzzahab is far from the only doctor to have been disciplined or criticized by a medical board but later paid by drug makers.

An analysis of state records by The New York Times found more than 100 such doctors in Minnesota, at least two with criminal fraud convictions. While Minnesota is the only state to make its records publicly available, the problem, experts say, is national.

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