DR. KOOP: Sees Costs of ‘Cashing In’ on his Reputation
Cashing in on his fame as former Surgeon General and the "nation's family doctor," C. Everett Koop has become perhaps the nation's oldest Internet multimillionaire. In the process, he has squandered his most valuable asset -- the reputation that can't be bought. As recent disclosures about myriad conflicts of interest reveal, Dr. Koop can be bought -- he just has a higher price than most. California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker looks at the controversy surrounding Koop and his business undertakings.
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