Wednesday, September 12, 2007
BLOGSCAN - Seeking to Punish Health Care Leaders
On PharmaLot, Ed Silverman reports on a bereaved mother, Marianne Skolek, whose daughter died after being prescribed OxyContin, who seeks to punish executives of Purdue Pharma, the drug's manufacturer. I just noted that even when the actions of health care organizations result in legal penalties, very rarely do the organizations' leaders suffer any consequences. The OxyContin case was an exception to this rule, since the company's executives were actually fined significant amounts (see our post here). Ms Skolek is going further, and is seeking to have at attorney who worked for Purdue disbarred, and to have the company's former medical director lose his medical license. Stay tuned on this one....