General Practitioner Dr Ho Thong Chew charged with illegal sale of cough mixture
Posted by temasektimes on May 31, 2012
A General Practitioner from Focus Medical Group in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 Dr Ho Thong Chew has been charged today for illegally selling cough mixture containing an addictive drug codeine.
Dr Ho allegedly sold 846 canisters of the codeine-laced cough syrup to three patients without a wholesale dealer’s licence over five months from January 2011.
Three of his patients were charged together with him. They are Yap Beng Keong, 37; Ng Yong Yi, 30; and Ng Jin Jie, 28 who were alleged to have sold the cough mixture which they bought from Dr Ho.
Dr Ho faced 35 charges under the Medicines Act, for which he can be jailed up to two years and fined a maximum of S$5,000.