Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Chiropractor fined in toxin case

Chiropractor fined in toxin case
By Associated Press
Published May 16, 2005


FORT LAUDERDALE - A chiropractor who owned the Broward County clinic where four people were injected with the paralyzing botulism toxin instead of the antiwrinkle drug Botox will be fined but regained his suspended license.

Thomas P. Toia can again see patients, despite the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine ruling Friday that he hired questionable doctors, barely supervised them and offered little help when the four got sick in November.

Toia will be on supervised probation for three years, and he must pay a $10,000 fine plus $12,000 in costs.