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Doctors fined for signing U.S. prescriptions

Two British Columbia doctors have been fined $25,000 each for signing prescriptions for U.S. patients they never met. The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons also formally reprimanded the brothers, Dr. Yann Jone Hsiao of Vancouver and Dr. Wey-Jong Hsiao of Burnaby, for “unprofessional behaviour.”

In addition, each brother has to pay $2,000 in legal costs. The college’s deputy registrar, Dr. Doug Blackman, said the province’s doctors know countersigning prescriptions for U.S. residents without face-to-face contact is unacceptable under the governing body’s rules.

Read the original article at: CBC News

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