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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Friday, December 30, 2005

"Miracle Worker" (or Quack) On Trial for Insurance Fraud

As reported on Dec. 28 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Georgia doctor is the subject of a federal 87-count indictment for treating desperately ill patients with alternative therapies -- including a chemical found in weed killer -- and billing insurance companies for covered standard therapies.  Once word of the indictment got out, the medical licensing board in Georgie issued a summary suspension of the 70-year-old physician's license (PDF). [tm]

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