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Doctor is found guilty of exploiting “desperate” MS patients

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 12 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2009
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A Dutch doctor practising in London who sent patients with multiple sclerosis from Britain to his Rotterdam clinic for controversial stem cell injections has been found guilty by the General Medical Council of exploiting “desperate” vulnerable patients but was cleared of dishonesty.

    Robert Trossel, who practised from Wimpole Street in central London, abused his position as a doctor, gave treatment that was unjustified by the scientific or clinical medical evidence, and failed to obtain informed consent, the UK regulator held.

    Dr Trossel was suspended from practice by the GMC after a BBC Newsnight expose of unregulated stem …

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