‘Cancer cure’ doctor loses appeal over advert

A doctor who was censured and suspended after advertising a cure for cancer has lost his Supreme Court appeal.

15th May, 2010

The Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee found Ramadan Hemat guilty of professional misconduct for advertising his ‘‘integrated medicine’’ clinic, and struck him off the register for a month.

Hemat claimed that the council had breached competition law by banning doctors’ advertising. But in the High Court, Mr Justice Liam McKechnie ruled that the Medical Council was not an ‘‘association of undertakings’’, so was not acting anti-competitively....

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