Shipman inquiry recommends tighter rules on controlled drugs

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:188
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

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    Dame Janet Smith

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    Dame Janet Smith, the appeal court judge heading the inquiry into the activities of the British GP Harold Shipman, who killed at least 215 patients, called last week for a tighter system of regulating controlled drugs.

    Dame Janet made the recommendation in the fourth of five reports from her inquiry, drawing lessons from Dr Shipman's ability to get the large quantities of diamorphine that he …

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