UK doctor barred for writing fake scripts

The deception was picked up after he ordered oestradiol for a pregnant patient, tribunal hears

A UK doctor who wrote false prescriptions for a friend in Pakistan was found out because he prescribed oestradiol for a woman who was pregnant.

The doctor was working as a locum in the ED of a hospital in Essex, when he wrote the fake prescriptions for oestradiol and progesterone for the family friend, a woman aged 55-60.