Federal and state officials last week raided a plastic surgery office following accusations that a doctor at the clinic administered non-FDA-approved drugs to patients who purchased certain services through Groupon, adding to growing concerns that Groupon users might be more vulnerable to medical scams, Hannah Knowles reports for the Washington Post.
Background: Providers turn to Groupon to attract new patients
Groupon is a coupon website that sells discounts for various services and goods. Health-related Groupon deals first became popular between 2011 and 2013, when websites like Groupon were at peak popularity. Patients today can find Groupon deals for everything from ultrasounds to heart scans and full-body CT-scans. Read the full article on Advisory.com.
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