Dermatologist fined millions for ‘outright fraud’

A US dermatologist has been fined millions of dollars for falsely diagnosing hundreds of skin cancer cances so he could bill for unnecessary treatments.

Gary Lee Marder, 60, has been ordered to pay $23m to settle fraud claims made against him by the US government and a whistleblowing local doctor.

The court heard that Dr Marder urged his assistants to each perform 50 biopsies a day, and was paid by Medicare for around 40,000 radiation treatments, many of which took place while he was out