In Eastern Tennessee an Indian physician and his wife have been arrested on a federal warrant because investigators discovered the pair routinely bought foreign, unapproved drugs and then administered them to unknowing cancer patients at their clinic.
The indictment alleges the Sens, through their business, the East Tennessee Cancer & Blood Center, dealt in misbranded drugs, illegally imported drugs and conspiracy.
The U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Tennessee revealed that illegal billings were submitted to Medicare, TennCare and other health payors, claiming that all drugs being administered to cancer patients were approved by the Federal Drug Administration, when exactly the opposite was true.
The trial for the couple is scheduled to begin in early September.
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This Indian-born physician emigrated to the U.S. after graduating from Maulana Azad Medical College, at Delhi University in 1972. As so many thousands of other foreign doctors, Sen quickly learned that U.S. physician oversight is laughably weak. Had the doctor and his wife not gotten so greedy, they might never have been caught. Regardless that this physician put many patients at risk in order to enlarge his personal wealth, you can rest assured that he will receive the bare minimum punishment, and he will assuredly NEVER be deported.
The U.S. does not deport criminal doctors. We spank their wrists; quietly relicense them; allow them to treat patients again, and hide their crimes from the public.
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