Ex-cancer center president indicted in antitrust conspiracy

A federal grand jury returned an indictment versus William Harwin, MD, founder and previous president of Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Study Institute, for his supposed involvement in a long-running antitrust conspiracy, the Department of Justice revealed Sept. 24..

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” The conspiracy allowed FCS and the competing oncology group to operate with minimal competition in Southwest Florida and restricted valuable incorporated care alternatives and choices for cancer patients,” the Justice Department stated..

The indictment charges Dr. Harwin with participating in a criminal conspiracy with a completing oncology group in southwest Florida. From 1999 through at least 2016, Dr. Harwin and his co-conspirators apparently got in into an agreement to designate medical oncology treatments, such as chemotherapy, to Florida Cancer Specialists & & Research Institute and radiation oncology treatments to a completing oncology group, according to the Justice Department..

The charge in the indictment brings a maximum charge of 10 years in jail and a $1 million fine..

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