Tuesday, March 02, 2010

You are my sunshine

Sunshine laws have cast a light on Florida doctors being paid to consult and speak for the drug industry. They include:

• Two Tampa surgeons involved in a botched robotic procedure that killed a Plant High School teacher.

• A St. Petersburg doctor who was put on probation by a local hospital and received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after he broke several FDA rules while running a drug study.

• A surgeon in Jacksonville who mistakenly removed brain tissue during sinus surgery, leaving the patient paralyzed, blind and brain-damaged.

Read more in the St. Petersburg Times.

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