Oncologist jailed over needless chemo

A US oncologist has been sentenced to 45 years in jail for giving $35 million worth of needless chemotherapy to his patients.

Dr Farid Fata, who practised in Michigan, scammed over 500 patients by misdiagnosing them so he could bill healthcare companies for their chemotherapy treatments from 2009-2014.

Prosecutors alleged Fata lied to patients about needing chemo when they just needed observation;