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They investigate the nun Teresa Forcades for alleged prescriptions of illegal substances to seriously ill patients

The Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation against the Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades for an alleged crime against public health, according to ‘El País’. The public prosecutor has asked to investigate whether Forcades, who is also a doctor, prescribed illegal substances to patients suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses. We want to find out if this caused these patients to abandon conventional and scientifically validated treatments. The public prosecutor’s office has opened the proceedings after last January the Barcelona Medical Association (CoMB) informed the Barcelona Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of these facts, considering that they could constitute a crime, as reported by the same Association in a statement.

The origin of the investigation dates back to the end of January when the Barcelona College of Physicians informed the public prosecutor that the nun Teresa Forcades had allegedly “indicated for therapeutic purposes products prohibited by the Spanish Agency for Health Medicines (AEMPS) for human use (such as sodium chlorite, also known as MMS), in the context of their professional practice”. According to the College in a statement, the indication of these products would have been made “in the care of patients with serious illnesses, who would also have been presumably incited to depart from validated treatments for their pathologies.”

In fact, the Association had previously warned Forcades about the fact that “he could not indicate, recommend or disclose theories or treatments prohibited for human use or without scientific evidence, at least in his capacity as a medical professional.” “The CoMB, in compliance with its obligation to ensure good medical practice, is always alert to conduct or practices that may endanger the health of citizens, the main interest of professional medical corporations,” they conclude.

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