Johns Hopkins Defies Senator Over Black Lung Probe

Matthew Mosk and Brian
April 17, 2015
ABC News

The CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine has turned down U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr.’s request for the results of internal review of the renowned medical center’s controversial radiology program, which for years read X-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found those miners to have serious black lung disease.

“John Hopkins’ decision not to release the black lung report is troubling,” Casey told ABC News. “What’s needed is a full accounting of what occurred in John Hopkins’ black lung program so the families have the answers they deserve.”

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