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Singaporean GP suspended for inappropriately prescribing sleeping pills
 

Singaporean GP suspended for inappropriately prescribing sleeping pills

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A doctor has pled guilty to 47 charges of professional misconduct after he was found over-prescribing sleeping pills to his patients and has been suspended by the SMC.
 
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26 Sep 2016 - General
 
Im just wondering what his motive would be. Is he gaining anything financially from not referring these patients to specialists? Also why benzodiazepenes? Is it because patients easily get addicted to it or eventually they develop tolerance prompting...
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Primum non cere. The principle of non maleficence has been drilled into our minds early in med school and is one of the main principles of bioethics. I guess the doctor feels justified by the positive testimonials of his patients, but he must have n...
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I feel bad for those 78 patients!. They deserve at least a referral to a specialist before having a dangerous drug like benzodiazepines to get the correct control dosage in case they really need these pills. Many people wrongly assume they can’t get ...
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This is quite serious and it is good to see that the Singapore Medical Council is very on top of such issues. Sleeping pills are regulated drugs and prescribing them should not be taken lightly. It is obvious that Dr. Heng wasn't practicing the p...
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I have heard that among the drug users community in Singapore, they have identified certain clinics or doctors who may be "looser" with their prescriptions when it comes to certain drugs such as codeine, sleeping pills or painkillers, In fa...
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