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Doctor fined and suspended for lax prescription of sleeping pills

Published on May 12, 2014 11:42 AM

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has taken action against another doctor for lax prescription of hypnotics.

It filed a complaint with the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), the medical professional watchdog, against Dr Boon Seng Poh, 46.

The SMC said yesterday that it has suspended Dr Boon for three months starting April 26; fined him $5,000, got him to promise not to repeat the offence, and had him pay the cost of the hearing.

Dr Boon had pleaded guilty to 15 out of 18 charges of inappropriate prescription of drugs such as Eremin 5 and Lexotan.

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