We rely on doctors to keep us healthy and always be honest with us. Unfortunately, we are not living and perfect and rules can be broken for money.
In a world ruled by greed, doctors are now admitting to intentionally diagnosing healthy people with to make money. the reason is that once the patient is diagnosed with cancer, the doctor receive a kickback with treatments such as the chemotherapy.
Dr. Farid Fat, who owned and operated a cancer treatment clinic in Michigan, is the most recent doctor to admit and sentenced to 45 years in prison for administering chemotherapy on healthy patients, some of whom died, and for defrauding Medicare and private insurance companies to the tune of $34 million in filed claims.
Over a year in court, Dr. Fata confessed that he intentionally prescribed and administered not only unnecessary chemo, but also aggressive intravenous treatments, in order to increase his billings and fraudulent claims to Medicare and insurance companies.
It’s really shocking that a doctor who supposed to cure and protect life to stoop so low to not only fake diagnosis but also have the nerve to give or pumping poisonous chemotherapy into people who don’t have cancer, and even killing some of them.
Retired Oncologist Dr. Sayed Mohammed says he noticed this trend about a decade ago, “Many of these unscrupulous Physicians are like businessmen without a conscience. The only difference is they have your health and trust in their hands–a very dangerous combination when money is involved.”
Over 550 patients and 9,000 unnecessary chemo infusions and injections
That’s the message Big Pharma and the Cancer Industrial Complex of the U.S. sends down the line, even after the criminal plead guilty. This case is not much of a deterrent to other doctors committing fraud of this manner or magnitude, still, it’s the longest sentence for health care fraud in American legal history, that involved over 550 patients and 9,000 unnecessary chemo infusions and injections.
Fata bullied patients and their families into accepting brutal treatments because they believed the cancers were “too far advanced” for anything else to help. Other doctors were telling these victims to leave Fata and go home to die in peace, but Fata wouldn’t let them go. It was a huge health “ponzi scheme” that people paid into with their lives and health, not just their money.
When Dr. Fata took the stand and named all the drugs he prescribed, all he could do is mutter these words “I knew it was medically unnecessary.” Did he feel bad for what he did? Who knows. Does he regret what he did? Only he can answer that.