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  • Easy Prey

    The Houston Chronicle investigates the exploitation of the poor. The series reveals that some high-volume medicare dentists fail to follow proper porceedures, placing their patients at risk. The Chronicle also finds that immigrants are often subject to sub-standard housing and working conditions. (March 26 - 27, June 25 - 26, Oct. 1 - 3, Dec. 10, 1995)
  • Bones of Contention

    Chiropractors make up this country's third largest medical profession (after physicians and dentists) and are licensed to practice without supervision or referral from medical doctors in every state. Health magazine looks at the growth of this profession and compares it to other specialists. (July/August 1993)
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    The Lexington Herald-Leader series uncovers a state Medicaid system that issues checks to health care providers with minimal oversight by Medicaid staff or legislative budget committees; found that many providers, such as ambulance companies, doctors and dentists, benefit from and encourage fraudulent behavior by patients. The paper also found that ambulance companies used money, free cigarettes or side trips to entice Medicaid patients to use their ambulances, June - December 1994.
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    Lear's looks into the case of Dr. David Acer, the dentists villified by the public, his profession and the media for allegedly infecting six patients with the HIV virus; finds that while the hysterical coverage has branded Acer a murderer, in reality the accusations were built on weak evidence, shoddy science and a very accomplished malpractice attorney, April 1994.
  • "More Doctors Forbidden to Prescribe Narcotics and Other Drugs"

    This monthly report by the Public Citizen Health Research Group examines Drug Enforcement Administration records and finds that the federal government in 1988 barred 65 physicians and dentists from prescribing narcotics and other controlled substances because they had inappropriately prescribed or used the drugs themselves.
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    Rocky Mountain News (Denver) reviews state inspection records and finds that more than half of Colorado's 5,400 diagnostic X-ray devices were overdue for safety inspections, Aug. 2-7, 1987.
  • Dental Care Series

    WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge) airs investigation of Denta-Care, a prepaid dental plan that operates outside of any regulation; its dentists have checkered pasts, and there is evidence of insurance fraud; quality of care is poor, and the plan is in financial difficulty, Aug. 6-10, 1984.