Sunday, July 11, 2004

From the Richmond (BC) Review:
Doctor reprimanded for role in net pharmacy
A local doctor has become the first physician in B.C. to be reprimanded for his involvement in the burgeoning billion-dollar Internet drug dispensing industry.

Dr. Satnam Singh Gandham, a family doctor whose practice is located at 201-6051 Gilbert Rd., admitted to authorizing drug prescriptions for patients in the United States whom he never saw.

Gandham did this for many months despite the fact this practice of countersigning prescriptions without having assessed the patients in person has been denounced by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. as well as other similar medical regulatory bodies across Canada.
This week, Gandham was fined $25,000 and was formally reprimanded by the Council of the College after he admitted to his role.

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