Doctor is suspended for prescribing a drug for pornography “addiction” without giving the risks

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A doctor in private practice has been suspended for six months by the General Medical Council for giving the unlicensed hallucinogenic drug ibogaine to a man obsessed with internet pornography without fully explaining the drug’s risks.

Peter Brackenridge, who saw private patients in London’s Harley Street, was medical director of Ibogaine Therapy UK, which advertised the treatment on a website.

The drug, which has been used experimentally as a one-off “detox” treatment for heroin addicts because it can minimise or eliminate withdrawal symptoms, puts those who take it into a dreamlike state. Its initial effects usually last for 20-30 hours, during which someone must be with …

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