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Hampstead doc struck off over sister’s death

PUBLISHED: 16:40 03 March 2011

A DOCTOR who injected 22-year-old her sister with an unlicensed “wonder drug” which caused her death has been found guilty of professional misconduct and struck off.

The General Medical Council has ruled that the fitness to practice of Dr Yvonne Pambakian, now known as Dr Rogers, is impaired by reason of her misconduct and found her guilty of “repeated and serious” failures in administering the drug to her sister.

Dr Pambakian admitted injecting her sister, Yolanda Cox, with the drug, known as B71, in the living room of the family home in Finchley Road on June 27, 2007.

Mrs Cox, an Oxford graduate who had got married just one year earlier, collapsed after a massive allergic reaction. She was rushed to the Royal Free Hospital where her life support machine was switched off seven days later.

For more see next week’s Ham&High.


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