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California medical fraud included fake spinal screws, lawsuit alleges
Sacramento Bee ^ | Jul. 18, 2014 | Jeremy B. White

Posted on 07/21/2014 6:17:29 AM PDT by artichokegrower

Bribed surgeons implanted counterfeit spinal hardware into the backs of potentially thousands of patients as part of a vast scheme overseen by Michael D. Drobot, the former hospital executive who as part of a plea deal admitted to bribing indicted California state Sen. Ron Calderon, according to a new lawsuit.

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Welcome to Obamacare and welcome to third world California.
1 posted on 07/21/2014 6:17:29 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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When you put low rent politicians in charge of medical decisions, you will get counterfeit screw makers teaming up with shady hospital execs to bribe the politicians to make money. No surprises there. Why does anyone think that putting politicians and government drone bureaucrats into the mix is going to make medical decisions better and less corrupt? Welcome to Obamacare indeed.
2 posted on 07/21/2014 6:23:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: artichokegrower

Investigators discovered the fraud when they realized that many of the politician recipients of the fake screws had no spines to begin with!


3 posted on 07/21/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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In China, this “doctor”, apon conviction, would be dragged by his hair to a place of execution.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 6:25:36 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: artichokegrower

drywall screws are really useful for many purposes...


5 posted on 07/21/2014 6:30:47 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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6 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:33 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Krazy Glue works as well on small cuts as the FDA approved cyanoacrylates at about 2% of the cost — why wouldn’t screws from Home Depot? (Isn’t this subsidized by the Feds in the Affordable Care Act, somewhere?)


7 posted on 07/21/2014 6:40:27 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

+1.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 6:44:26 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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OK so all the surgeons’ licenses should be yanked too


9 posted on 07/21/2014 7:09:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Guys, this is really serious and will have vast consequences, not least because IMO it is the tip of the iceberg.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 7:42:46 AM PDT by Thud
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