Doctors ask MOH if they must spell out all possible side effects after doc fined $100k for not doing so

The petitioners are concerned that the ruling could fundamentally change the way medicine is practised here by imposing a significant additional burden on doctors that will in turn increase the time and cost of treatment.
The petitioners are concerned that the ruling could fundamentally change the way medicine is practised here by imposing a significant additional burden on doctors that will in turn increase the time and cost of treatment.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Disquiet over a recent disciplinary ruling by a Singapore Medical Council tribunal has prompted more than 4,000 people to sign a petition to Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.

The ruling imposed a $100,000 fine on Dr Lim Lian Arn for not telling his patient about possible side effects from a commonly used injection. The side effects usually last one to two days.

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