What’s happened with Hialeah doctor who made up clinical trial data for kids’ asthma drug?


A South Florida specialist lost her clinical permit 17 months after she conceded her clinical preliminary for a youngsters’ asthma drug was a heap of information lies.

In Dr. Yvelice Villaman-Bencosme’s blameworthy request to intrigue to commit wire extortion, she conceded distorting the information for a clinical preliminary she ran while at Unlimited Medical Research from 2013 to 2016. Villaman-Bencosme, presently 66, worked in Pembroke Pines and Northwest Miami-Dade, lived in Hialeah, and has been living in the government jail in Marianna since March. The government Bureau of Prisons’ information base says her delivery date from FCI Marianna is Sept. 11, 2026.

The state Board of Medicine’s permit last request repudiating Villaman-Bencosme’s permit, which online Florida Department of Health records say she’d held since July 1993, posted Aug. 15. That profile claims staff honors at Miami Children’s Hospital and board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, despite the fact that her name shows up no place in a certificate search of that association.

The regulatory grumbling recorded against Villaman-Bencosme’s permit says Unlimited was employed in October 2013 to do an investigation of a medication intended to treat pediatric asthma. She was Unlimited’s clinical examiner.

Villaman-Bencosme’s blameworthy request for confirmation of realities says she and others working with her got individual data from driver’s licenses and birth declarations in understanding records from her confidential pediatric practice. With that data, they shaped case accounts that made it seem to be the youngsters who were her patients had been utilized in the review.

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