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    Desert News (Salt Lake City) reports on a 155-charge petition filed against a Utah physician; includes 42 complaints by patients and a discussion of how the review system favors fraudulent physicians, Dec. 8 - 9, 1989.
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    Dallas Morning News examines medical care for federal prisoners; finds a virtually unregulated system plagued by overcrowding and a shortage of physicians and nurses, June 25 - 30, 1989.
  • Organ Donors

    WBUR Radio (Boston) airs a three-part series connecting the national shortage of donor organs to physicians ignoring laws that require them to inform families of suitable donors about donation, Sept. 5 - 7, 1989.
  • Prescription for Death

    WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) looks at what happens when drugs are prescribed or filled in deadly combinations; discovers a large number of deaths, lifelong disabilities, and hospitalizations due to the wrong mix of medications--particularly in children and elderly patients; finds physicians undereducated in pharmacology, Feb. 20 - 23, 1989.
  • Dr. Sex Part 1 & 2

    CBS News West 57th Street tells how a Dayton, Ohio, gynecologist had been surgically altering the anatomy of women without their consent for 22 years; details how his "surgery of love" destroyed many lives and was ignored by the hospital and by other physicians, Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, 1988.
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    Arizona Republic series discloses nearly 2 million elderly are killed or disabled each year by reactions to prescription drugs, often pushed on them by profit-hungry manufacturers and undertrained physicians; some have even been used as unwitting guinea pigs in experiments on new drugs, June 26 - July 2, 1988.
  • Brotherhood of silence

    KMOX Radio (St. Louis) investigates how several incompetent, unethical or impaired physicians successfully evaded license revocation by the State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.
  • Hunger: The Other Side of America

    CNN focuses on the hungry in the U.S. as it traces the Physicians Task Force on Hunger and its probing of the hunger question in various parts of the nation, Feb. 25-27, 1985.
  • Bad doctors/License to err

    Detroit Free Press series examines Michigan's system of dealing with incompetent physicians. The investigation found that the chances of incompetent doctors losing their licenses in Michigan are slim to none.
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    Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News coverage of a state probe into a Kingsport nursing home finds inexperienced staff, unsanitary beds, shoddy administration of drugs and failure to follow physicians' orders among serious, life-threatening problems at the home, February 1984-January 1985.