GP escapes suspension for 'cavalier' online prescribing

Tribunal says he decided to undertake further training within months of being investigated

A GP who wrote online scripts for antibiotics without conducting physical exams has escaped suspension after a tribunal found he had returned to regular practice without putting patients at risk.


The online prescribing business, Doctus, was launched in 2013, with the doctor writing scripts for sildenafil and finasteride, along with a range of antibiotics and hypertension medicines.