Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Hospital consultant sold dying patients drugs they could have got for free on the NHS

A hospital consultant who sold dying patients drugs that they could have received for free on the NHS has escaped being struck off. Cancer specialist Dr Suhail Baluch conned patients out of thousands of pounds for chemotherapy drugs a friend had bought on the internet.

He told two patients the life prolonging medication - called Tarceva - was only available privately and asked their relatives to write him cheques with the payee line left blank. They paid him a total of more than £6,000 for the lung and pancreatic cancer drugs...
Source: Daily Mail

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