Doctor who wrote scripts for girlfriends loses bid to return to practice

He 'resorted to misleading semantic tricks' to deflect blame, tribunal says

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A doctor struck off after prescribing antibiotics to his girlfriends has lost his bid to return to practice, with a tribunal accusing him of employing “misleading semantic tricks” in an attempt to deny his guilt.

The doctor had been in a relationship with a German backpacker when she presented with stomach pain in February 2014 at a rural hospital where he was in his second month as an intern.

The head of emergency examined her before telling her to take hyoscine and return home.

She later met