Monday, March 1, 2010

A doctor fined ?

Monday, March 1,2010.

GP fined S$5,000, suspended 6 months for professional misconduct.

SINGAPORE: A general practitioner has been fined S$5,000 and suspended from practice for six months for professional misconduct.

Dr Tan Gek Young, who pleaded guilty to 22 charges, was also censured. He was practicing at Meridian Polyclinic and Surgery at 136 Bedok North Ave 3 at the time of the offences.

Most of the charges were for the inappropriate prescription of Benzodiazepines, a hypnotic medication.

Dr Tan was also found to have prescribed Subutex and cough mixture containing Codeine inappropriately. Subutex is used to wean drug users off their heroin addiction. It was banned as an over—the—counter drug in 2006 following rampant abuse.

The Singapore Medical Council’s Disciplinary Committee found that Dr Tan’s recorded patient information only at the initial stage. This it said was poor and an unacceptable record keeping.
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