GMC’s case against fertility doctor collapsesBMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2310 (Published 29 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2310
- Owen Dyer
The General Medical Council’s case against a UK fertility specialist collapsed on 24 October, when a GMC fitness to practise panel ruled that the evidence against Mohamed Taranissi could not sustain a misconduct charge.
Mr Taranissi, founder of the Assisted Reproduction and Gynaecology Centre, London, was accused of inappropriately pressuring one patient to take adalimumab, a drug not licensed for fertility treatment. He was also accused of failing to adequately treat a patient who attended his clinic distressed and nauseous and who later collapsed and was admitted to intensive care with severe hyponatraemia (BMJ 2008;337:a1995, 6 Oct, doi:10.1136/bmj.a1995).
The panel’s chairman, Harvey Marcovitch, …