Psychologist struck off after detox deaths

An “incompetent” psychologist who treated thousands of heroin addicts with an experimental detoxification treatment has been struck off following the death of several patients.

Mr Ross Colquhoun, clinical director of the controversial Psych ‘n’ Soul private clinic, charged some patients upwards of $5000 for his rapid opioid detoxification [ROD] program — a treatment using naltrexone currently not allowed in NSW state health system because of safety concerns.

He told the