Fake Doctors, Real Dangers

Number 15259
Subject Hospitals
Source CBS-2 News (Los Angeles)
State CA
Year 1998
Publication Date May 18-21, June 5, July 31, Sept. 23, Oct. 6, 1998
Summary This investigation "deals with the growing problem of underground clinics and pharmacies (preying) on people seeking medical treatment from lower income neighborhoods in Los Angeles. During a nine-month investigation, CBS2 uncovered many of these fraudulent clinics where employees posing as unlicensed doctors and pharmacists would prescribe dangerous drugs and shots to unsuspecting patients."
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Keywords VIDEOCLIP TAPE TRANSCRIPT; doctors; pharmacists;fraud; public health hazard; hospital emergency clinic; poverty; poor
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