Professor Didier Raoult, director of the IHU in Marseille, was sanctioned, Friday, December 3, with a “Blame” by the disciplinary chamber of the New Aquitaine Order of Physicians. This was responsible for analyzing two complaints filed against him by his peers at the end of 2020. For Mr.e Fabrice Di Vizio, Didier Raoult’s lawyer, it is in fact about “A great victory for the defense” and “For social peace”, he tweeted.
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“Today Didier Raoult received a slap on the fingers, we are far from the dangerous Didier Raoult, murderer and all the other bullshit told for a year” he added.
“We expected” to this decision because “It was difficult to pronounce a ban given that Professor Raoult no longer exercises”, for his part explained Me Philippe Carlini, lawyer of the Order of Physicians, who will have the motivations of the chamber only ” Begining of the next week “. The council of the Order of Bouches-du-Rhône is due to meet on Monday to analyze this sanction.
Affected by two complaints
This sanction is the second in importance after the simple warning whereas the decision of the disciplinary chamber of the Order of physicians could go as far as the prohibition to practice. Contacted by AFP, Didier Raoult did not react shortly after the announcement of the decision, and the spokesperson for the IHU, which he heads, did not comment.
Since the end of 2020, the 69-year-old Marseille infectious disease specialist has been the target of two complaints filed by the Bouches-du-Rhône Order of Physicians and the National Council of the Order of Physicians (Cnom). He was accused of having promoted hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, “Without established scientific data”, which is similar to “Quackery”, said the rapporteur of the disciplinary chamber during the hearing on November 5 in Bordeaux. The researcher was also accused of having taken “Reckless risks” treating patients with this treatment “Not proven by science”, she added.
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Filed on the basis of several reports initially made by the French-language infectious pathology society (Spilf), the complaints also accused the professor of having violated, by his communication, article 56 of the code of ethics, in “Failing in its duty of brotherhood” towards other doctors.