News | Health & Safety
27 Apr 2018 9:13
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Dermatologist failed to do pregnancy test

    A dermatologist has breached a code of health, after failing to check if a woman was pregnant before prescribing medication harmful to an unborn child.


    A dermatologist failed to test a woman to see if she was pregnant, before prescribing her a drug which was harmful to an unborn child.

    A report, released on Monday, found the dermatologist in breach of the code of health and disability services consumers' rights.

    A young woman with a history of severe acne went to a dermatologist, and was prescribed isotretinoin, says the report.

    At the consultation, the dermatologist knew that there was the possibility that she was able to have a child, despite the woman not saying anything to indicate she may be pregnant.

    The dermatologist prescribed the woman isotretinoin, but excluded a pregnancy test when ordering pre-treatment monitoring blood tests.

    By prescribing the woman isotretinoin without a pregnancy test, the dermatologist failed to provide services to the woman with reasonable care and skill, says Health and Disability commissioner Anthony Hill.

    The dermatologist provided a written apology to the woman and arranged to enrol in a communication skills course.

    No further recommendations were made.


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Health & Safety News
     26 Apr: Poverty leading to child deaths: report
     25 Apr: Immune system studies exciting: professor
     24 Apr: Elderly, tourists not buckling up: report
     24 Apr: Australian public hospitals cannot meet rising demand for obesity care, experts warn
     24 Apr: Push for portable gas heaters to be banned
     24 Apr: 75pc of elderly at risk of malnourishment
     23 Apr: Duchess of Cambridge goes into labour, Kensington Palace says
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    More changes for Blues to face Jaguares More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Millions poured into Ainslie's Cup bid More...



     Today's News

    International:
    North Korea talks: Pacific islands 'in the crossfire between major powers' hope for peace at summit 8:26

    Business:
    Millions poured into Ainslie's Cup bid 8:16

    Motoring:
    Driver injured after car rolls at Leeston 8:06

    Rugby:
    More changes for Blues to face Jaguares 7:56

    Rugby League:
    Eels forwards stopped being a pack: Brown 7:46

    International:
    North Korea: Peace treaty and denuclearisation focus of inter-Korean summit 7:36

    Cricket:
    Black Caps learn World Cup draw 7:36

    Business:
    Banking royal commission: Lax lending by banks could see our debt problem come crashing down 7:26

    Environment:
    Trees and electric cars key for climate 7:26

    Business:
    Aussie operations key for Fletchers 7:16


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd