A man who impersonated a doctor for six years to obtain prescriptions for the painkiller impotensane has been jailed for nine years and eight months.
Imposters’ health In the United Kingdom, doctors are barred from prescribing the painkillers for patients with serious conditions, such as cancer, and from prescribing them for people with chronic diseases such as heart disease or diabetes.
Impersonating a doctor can be punishable by up to two years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine.
In the UK, impersonators are also barred from buying prescriptions for painkillers from a pharmacist, although it is not clear whether that applies to doctors.
The man was sentenced to nine years in jail, suspended for three years and ordered to pay $4,400 ($2,800 euros) in fines.
Imputators are often able to avoid prison sentences by working in a trade as a nurse, pharmacist or hospital worker.
In 2018, the UK introduced legislation that allows the courts to force doctors to admit they are misusing their powers, and in 2017 the government also launched a pilot project to allow the police to monitor the prescribing of prescription drugs by doctors.
Impassions can also be punished by jail time.
In 2019, the House of Commons Public Health Committee recommended that doctors be required to explain their motives in prescribing drugs, but it said the current system does not deal with “irrational, irrational” behaviour.
The House of Lords Committee on Health and Human Services also recommended that judges be able to impose financial penalties on doctors who prescribe drugs.
Impartiality Impassion, which is defined as the lack of a reasonable belief in the accuracy of a medical judgment, is a crime in some countries.
Imparting a doctor’s name to a patient’s medical prescription is illegal, and doctors must report any suspicious prescribing to their doctors.