Dr. Joel Wallach begins the show discussing fraudulent billing by doctors. Outlining several cases of doctors over billing Medicare and Medicaid. Often these doctors are billing for procedures and tests that were never performed. Sometimes even billing for patients that don't even exist.Pearls of Wisdom
Doug Winfrey and Dr. Wallach discuss a news article about the prices of drugs. According to the International Federation of Health Plans U.S. patients from 2 to 6 times more than people pay in other countries. As an example; Gleevec a cancer treatment it costs U.S. pateints $6214 per month per patient, in Canada the same drug costs $1141 and in England it costs $2697. The pharmaceutical industry says this is because of the cost of research and development to bring the drug to market. Doctors say they charge so much simply because they can.Callers
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