Dope or duped? Ketamine doctor 'didn’t realise the risk’


Dr Leimin Chen’s future hangs in the balance. He was one of the doctors recruited by Aura Medical Corporation to prescribe experimental ketamine injections to patients with severe treatment-resistant depression. Patients paid as much as $3000 for the therapy. Dr Chen (pictured) was found guilty of professional misconduct this year. As he awaits sanctions, he says he is a scapegoat and believes he is a good, caring doctor.

Australian Doctor: Could you describe how you got involved with prescribing ketamine?