GP admits overprescribing painkillers to patients on rehabilitation wards

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 11 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2373
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A GP admitted prescribing “potentially hazardous” doses of painkilling drugs to elderly patients on the first day of a fitness to practise hearing at the General Medical Council this week.

    Jane Barton is accused of overprescribing and other failings in her treatment of 12 patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire, when she was a part time clinical assistant at the hospital between 1996 and 1999.

    Patients were left in “drug induced comas” after overprescriptions of painkillers and sedatives, Tom …

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