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Doctor’s growth drug scam

A doctor wrote fake prescriptions for growth hormones for three children who did not exist for the benefit of her 13-year-old son (who cannot be named for legal reasons) who was being bullied at school as he was was only 5ft 2in tall.

The fraud was uncovered when a chemist asked why a GP rather than a consultant was prescribing the drug Genetropin, Hull Crown Court heard. Judge Michael Mettyear said the doctor’s motive was misplaced.

Al Jumaily, of Dunswell, East Yorkshire, admitted deception ans was fined £22,500. The General medical Council will decide today if she will be struck from the register.