Corporate Governance

Urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised in NHS for 22 years

Urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised in NHS for 22 years. Urgent checks after fake psychiatrist practised in NHS for 22 years. Zholia Alemi was jailed for fraud in October this year after she changed an elderly patient's will to make herself a beneficiary. Alemi, 55, was jailed for fraud in October. Pic: Cumbria Police Up to 3,000 foreign doctors are being urgently checked after a fake psychiatrist was allowed to practise for 22 years with no qualification. Zholia Alemi claimed she had a primary medical qualification from the [...]

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in face of 2,000 opioid lawsuits

Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy in face of 2,000 opioid lawsuits Last week, the company reached a £10bn settlement with states that are accusing the company of fuelling an addiction epidemic. Purdue Pharma, the embattled US drugmaker accused of helping to fuel the opioid drug crisis, has filed for bankruptcy in the face of more than 2,000 lawsuits across the country. The company - behind controversial opioid painkillers such as OxyContin - reached an agreement last week to settle the majority of [...]

Pharmaceutical companies ‘should publicly disclose payments to doctors’, experts say

Pharmaceutical companies 'should publicly disclose payments to doctors', experts say. Although the payments are legal, experts say the lack of transparency is eroding public trust in healthcare in the UK. Experts want a public register for payments made by pharmaceutical companies to doctors Pharmaceutical companies that pay healthcare professionals to use their products should disclose their transactions, according to leading medical experts. They want the financial relationship between the pharmaceutical industry and doctors, nurses and research organisations such as universities to be held [...]

Medicine mailing man sentenced for illicit supply

Medicine mailing man sentenced for illicit supply. Today at Aylesbury Crown Court Keith Morgan of Milton Keynes was sentenced for illegally selling or supplying prescription-only medicine and unauthorised medicine. Morgan was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, suspended for 2 years for each count, to run currently. He had previously pleaded guilty to all counts. His illicit operation was investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and investigators seized 1,914 packages of medicine containing 20,563 doses. They were alerted to his [...]

Immuno Biotech financial controller denies money laundering

Immuno Biotech financial controller denies money laundering The trial is being held at Guernsey's Royal Court The financial controller of a company which sold an unlicensed blood product helped the firm's owner benefit from its sale, a court has heard. Peter Dawson-Ball, 64, was responsible for Immuno Biotech's accounts, structure and banking, Guernsey's Royal Court heard. Mr Dawson-Ball, previously of St Martins, Guernsey, denies three charges of money laundering. Immuno Biotech sold GcMAF from the island. The court heard the firm was founded by David [...]