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Freiburg (dpa / lsw) – Because she is said to have administered a so-called questionable drug to patients, a doctor will stand before the Freiburg district court from today. The public prosecutor’s office accuses the 51-year-old of having used the preparation in at least ten patients. There are 88 cases charged between March 2015 and April 2019. According to the law, drugs “are suspect according to the current state of scientific knowledge that they have harmful effects when used as intended, beyond what is known in medical science go beyond a reasonable level “.
According to the prosecution, the drug, which is the focus of the proceedings, consists of an extract of animal cells from the thymus glands. The doctor obtained it from a company that did not have a manufacturing license for it. Immune cells are produced in the thymus gland. The defendant is also charged with failing to inform her patients about the risk. (Ref. 28 Ds 685 Js 28868/17)
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