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  • Pumping Profits

    WISH-TV (Indianapolis) looks at an aspect of home health care called home infusion, or home I-V, in which patients are overcharged by home infusion companies brought about by the splitting of fees with referring physicians; the companies outline a plan to double the cost of the treatments to allow both of the companies to enjoy the profits from insurance reimbursements, May 11 - 14, 1992.
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    New York Times Magazine reports on homeopathic medicine, in which homeopathic physicians spend considerable time finding a unique cure for each individual person; an estimated 2,500 doctors, and another 3,000 to 5,000 health professionals, employ the practice, up from just 100 in 1970; the American Medical Association does not recognize this form of medicine, Aug. 30, 1992.
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    American College of Physicians (Philadelphia) reports on the growing debate in the medical community regarding foreign medical graduates in internal medicine, who suffer racism and a society that does not understand their problems; there is concern within the medical profession over substandard training that they might receive, March 1991.
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    American College of Physicians looks into the responsibility of the medical community to react to physicians who are impaired by drug or alcohol abuse, September 1991.
  • Rural areas getting slim return on state's medical investment

    Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, W.V.) reviews the effectiveness of West Virginia's three medical schools to meet the demand for rural health care, and finds that they fail to provide rural areas with physicians.
  • License to Deal

    KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City) exposes the illegal use and sale of prescription drugs and narcotics by physicians in the state, April 10 - 13, 1990.
  • "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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    New York Times Magazine examines the ties between physicians and drug companies and the effect of those ties on health care, Nov. 5, 1989.
  • "Money For Nothing: Health Maintenance Organizations Have Come Up With a Way to Cut Spiraling Health Care Costs - Reward Doctors For Not Treating Patients"

    This report uncovers how some health maintenance organizations are encouraging physicians to save money by offering patients less care - care that may be necessary.
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    Asbury Park Press publishes an hour-by-hour account of U.S. physicians offering free medical services for a week to a destitute Guatemalan village, June 19, 1988.