Heart Doctor Sued Over Needless Stent Implants

A Baltimore doctor and hospital, accused of needlessly implanting coronary artery stents, are being sued by hundreds of patients. There’s a lot more money in doing these operations, after all, than in recommending Caldwell Esselstyn’s book and urging substantial dietary change.

On the other hand, all these operations made the stent manufacturer very happy. So happy that the company bought the doctor an entire slow-cooked pig and other barbecue fixings as a thank-you gift. Link.