8 latest healthcare industry lawsuits

From a former healthcare CFO sentenced to prison for fraud to New Hampshire suing an OxyContin manufacturer, here are the latest healthcare industry lawsuits making headlines. 

1. Physician imposter sentenced to 38 years in prison
A 54-year-old man who posed as a cosmetic surgeon was sentenced Aug. 8 to 38 years and three months in prison.

2. Mother sues Portland hospital after she accidentally smothered her baby
An Oregon woman who says she accidentally suffocated her 4-day-old baby after falling asleep with him in her hospital bed has sued the hospital where she gave birth and a nurse there.

3. Former healthcare CFO sentenced to more than 3 years in prison for fraud
U.S. District Judge Malcolm J. Howard sentenced William Canupp, former CFO of Beulaville, N.C.-based Eastpointe Human Services, to 3 1/2 years in prison for wire fraud, tax fraud and conspiracy to commit federal program fraud.

4. Martin Shkreli guilty on three counts in securities fraud case
After a trial that lasted more than a month, a jury returned guilty verdicts against Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, on one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and two counts of securities fraud.

5. Patient accused of stabbing Mass. nurse not competent for trial, says judge
A 24-year-old Massachusetts man accused of stabbing a nurse 11 times at Southbridge-based Harrington Hospital was deemed unfit to stand trial.

6. US appeals court finds federal government wrongly allowed California to cut Medicaid reimbursement
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's decision and ruled the federal government illegally approved a state request to temporarily implement a 10 percent reimbursement cut for outpatient services provided to California Medicaid beneficiaries.

7. Woman sues CVS over generic drug co-pay 'clawbacks'
A California woman filed a lawsuit Aug. 7 against CVS Health Corp., for charging customers co-pays higher than the actual cost of medications.

8. New Hampshire sues OxyContin manufacturer over marketing tactics
New Hampshire filed a lawsuit against Stamford, Conn.-based Purdue Pharma for allegedly misleading marketing campaigns, which state officials believe fueled their current opioid epidemic.

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