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Physician Accused of Using Patients’ Names to Acquire Perscriptions

Psychiatrist Magnús Skúlason from the treatment clinic Sogn has been suspended after being accused of using his patients’ names to prescribing drugs. The scheme was brought to light when a patient of Skúlason went to a drugstore for allergy medicine and found out there were amphetamine-related drugs prescribed in his name.

Skúlason lost his license to prescribe last year but got his colleagues to use their names on the prescriptions. Fréttabladid reports.

The director of public health in Iceland, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, said that Skúlason will be suspended permanently, but it is unclear what actions will be taken towards the doctors who signed prescriptions for Skúlason.

“The doctors had no idea what was going on, but that doesn’t change that fact that doctors are responsible for their own prescriptions” Gudmundsson said.

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