[First filed: February 23, 2009 @ 16:07]
- Dr Lioulios had complained to the Medical Board that her lover, psychiatrist Hugh Veness, illegally prescribed a narcotic to her.
The Medical Board says its legislation prevents it from confirming a complaint has been made.
Dr Lioulios’ husband Dimitris has tried to contact the Board about the case but has not received a response.
“I’m still waiting for an answer, I’m still waiting to see what the Medical Board has done about this issue about the prescription of OxyContin by Dr Veness,” he said.
UPDATED: The SMH has picked up the story and obtained comment from Dr. Veness:
- Dr Hugh Veness, of Canberra, yesterday denied to the Herald that he had prescribed excessive quantities of the potentially addictive drug Oxycontin to his former lover, Tania Lioulios. He said Ms Lioulios, who died in police custody last year, had become “extremely disturbed” after he refused to marry her.
He has confirmed an investigation by the board. The article is well worth reading in full.
It’s also worth checking out Dr. Veness’s school re-union profile which is driving a lot of the news on this.