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GPs censured over drug trial consent

Two GPs who entered patients into clinical drug trials without their consent have been censured by the GMC in separate conduct committee hearings.

Dr Mark Northfield, a GP in Moston, Manchester, was severely reprimanded after he was found to have forged

patient consent forms for two trials in 1994 and 1998. He was paid a total of £55,000.

Dr Robert Adams, a GP in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, had his registration suspended for one year after the professional conduct committee heard he entered 12 patients into studies between 1992 and 1997 without their consent.

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