Ban on doctor puts medical council's drug testing regime in the spotlight
Experts are questioning the drug-detection regime used by the Medical Council of NSW after it suspended a doctor for testing positive for heroin.
The Sydney psychiatrist’s life fell apart in the 1990s following his pregnant wife’s suicide.
He became addicted to heroin and self-prescribed morphine, eventually being deregistered after a sexual relationship with his vulnerable psychiatric patient who later died from a heroin overdose.
The doctor was struck off soon after and became temporarily homeless, but he has since claimed to have