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GMC’s case against fertility doctor collapses

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 29 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2310
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. 1London

    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, …

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