Prof. Henry Karlson Receives FDA Award
Professor Henry Karlson recently received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Department of Health and Human Services’ FDA Office of Women’s Health "Take Time to Care" national health campaign for his service as Chairperson of the Indiana Health Fraud Task Force. While working on this project, Prof. Karlson helped to implement numerous educational forums and seminars for community leaders, including several programs which provided in depth analysis of health fraud, including the use of strong internal quality assurance programs to identify and prevent health fraud within mental health agencies, social service agencies and community health centers. Several programs targeted the Area Office on Ageing. The educational materials that were provided assisted professionals and consumers in learning important information about how to identify internet pharmacies that were approved by national pharmacy standards setting boards. Another series of books ("Eat up: Nutrition Advice") provided patients with compromised immune systems with information about how to avoid fraudulent health products. In addition, Prof. Karlson gave a lecture on "How to Recognize Health Fraud from the Legal Perspective: The Great Quack Attack" to a "standing room only" audience at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) meeting.