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Doctor accepted bike ‘gift’ from Sutton ‘cleared off’ British Cycling’s budget

Dr Richard Freeman accepted a free bike worth several thousands of pounds as a “gift” from Shane Sutton that was “cleared off” the British Cycling budget, a medical tribunal heard.



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Freeman had previously told the tribunal that he was “terrified” of the former British Cycling head coach – and also said in his witness statement that Sutton had wanted him to sign off £6,000 of cosmetic dental treatment while the two men worked together.

However under cross-examination by Simon Jackson QC, counsel for the General Medical Council, Freeman stated that he had “regrettably” accepted a sponsor’s bike from Sutton, believed to be a Pinarello Prince worth several thousands of pounds, which he subsequently gave to his wife.



a man standing in front of a crowd: Shane Sutton pictured at the London 2012 Olympics. Richard Freeman says he was ‘terrified’ of the former British Cycling head coach.


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doctor visits not needed for abortion pill in pandemic

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The FDA won’t allow you to get the abortion pill from a pharmacy with a prescription. The coronavirus pandemic has made it even harder to access.

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WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled on a temporary basis Thursday night that women seeking to end their pregnancies with medication do not need to visit a health care provider, given the COVID-19 pandemic.

The action was a setback for the Trump administration, which had sought to reinstate a 20-year-old policy following lower court rejections. The justices ordered the government to make its case in more detail before a federal trial court, a process that could take six weeks and extend beyond Election Day. 

The court gave little reason for its action other than a desire to develop “a more comprehensive record.” But it hinted that during the review process, “relevant circumstances” could change. That could mean an easing of COVID-19

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