Canada-based Nigerian doctor suspended over fraudulent prescription for self-medication

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Canada-based Nigerian doctor suspended over fraudulent prescription for self-medication

A Nigerian doctor based in Alberta, a province in Western Canada, Peter Idahosa, has been suspended for writing improper prescriptions to self-medicate.

According to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Albert West website, Idahosa, who is based in Calgary, admitted unprofessional behaviour by writing several prescriptions for himself using co-workers’ names without their knowledge or consent.

As a result of his actions, Idahosa’s licence has been suspended for six months, four of them must be served and two are subject to compliance with court orders.

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“He must undergo a multi-disciplinary assessment at his own expense, to address the factors which led to the unprofessional conduct,” a statement on the college’s site reads in part.

“Dr Idahosa’s permit will be subject to any practice conditions recommended from the assessment.

“He is also responsible for the full costs of the investigation and hearing (final amount still to be determined).”

According to the CPSA’s register history, Idahosa, who obtained his medical degree from the University of Benin in 1996, began his general practice in November 2015.

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