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GP loses libel action

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1510b (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1510
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    A holistic GP who was struck off by the General Medical Council after the death of a patient from a drug overdose lost a libel action against John Marks, the BMA's former chairman, last week.

    John Hickey, who practised in Newquay, Cornwall, before he was struck off in 1990, claimed damages over comments made by Dr Marks on a BBC television programme, Doctors in the Dock, in 1995.The programme focused on the death in 1987 of Martin Scholes, an amphetamine addict, from an …

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