Public never warned about dangerous device - 2007-11-19
The review board determined that LifeWorks' president, physician David Minkoff, had failed to properly report the deaths.
The delays -- one of them five weeks -- made it difficult to determine if the treatments had caused or contributed to the deaths. The review board, as required, alerted the FDA about the lapse.
In a letter to the review board, Minkoff wrote that the "treatments had nothing to do with their demises."
During the study, Florida health officials suspended Minkoff's medical license. They determined that he had prescribed medications inappropriately to a woman in 1995, according to the FDA and the Florida Board of Medicine.