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Stem cell therapy doctor exploited desperate patients, GMC finds

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 13 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5001
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A doctor who exploited vulnerable patients by providing unproved stem cell therapy could be struck off the UK medical register later this month after a finding by the General Medical Council that his fitness to practise is impaired.

    A GMC panel held that the Dutch trained doctor Robert Trossel was guilty of serious misconduct in exploiting desperate patients with multiple sclerosis and abusing his position. His actions constituted “repeated and serious breaches” of many of the essential tenets of the GMC guide Good Medical Practice.

    He had “seriously exaggerated” the benefits of stem cell treatment and injected …

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