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GP is suspended after prescribing zopiclone for patient to give to neighbours

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i921 (Published 15 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i921
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A GP who prescribed 28 zopiclone sleeping pills to an elderly patient to push through the letterbox of neighbours who allegedly played music and sang late into the night has been suspended from the medical register for three months.

The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service also found that Alexander Munro, 67, had failed to properly examine the 84 year old woman, referred to as Patient A, for signs or symptoms of …

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