Octomom Case Rattles Fertility Medicine

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case of the doctor who lost his license for helping “Octomom” bear the world’s largest surviving brood of babies has rattled the field of fertility medicine — a $3 billion industry with little regulation.

When the Medical Board of California revoked the license of Dr. Michael Kamrava on Wednesday, it was a rare outcome that came more than two years after his patient Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets.

He’s allowed to keep practicing until July 1.

There are no laws that prevent doctors from implanting multiple embryos and possibly producing another “Octomom”-type case, but national guidelines have been tightened in the wake of the case to restrict how many embryos can be implanted in patients.

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  1. Calgal says:

    Along with having his license taken away. This stupid broad should be ordered to get herself fixed so she doesn’t have anymore kids!

    1. Calgal says:

      typo, there should have been a comma between away and this.

    2. Saber 1 says:

      I would put that hot mouth to work on me for an hour or so.

  2. Patrick McDonald says:

    As a medical professional who investigates physician misbehavior, I applaud the State Board for their assertive discipline in this particular case.

    With 11,000+ Felony-level crimes in our files over the last 8 years, however – along with an additional 18,000 civil sanctions – it is clear that the work of weeding out lab coat lunatics is well behind the Bell curve of what’s needed for public safety.

    The Nat’l Practitioner Data Bank holds files on a jaw-dropping 237,000 MDs, an astounding percentage of whom are referred to as “Dangerous” or “Questionable.” And you would be stunned at how many are allowed to continue undressing patients for a living – including those who have served time for Homicide, Child Sexual Assault and Drug-running for profit.

    So as you tune in to the TV “Trial of the Decade” of Conrad Murray, MD later this summer, please temper your observations with the knowledge that – in the span of just two years since Michael Jackson’s death, 5,000 OTHER U.S. doctors have been convicted of Felony-level crimes.

    (see “America’s Dumbest Doctors” for just how bad the situation really is)

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