An Edmonton doctor who used his patients to obtain prescription drugs for his own personal use is back to work after a one-year suspension.
"Dr. McAlpine was writing prescriptions for his patients and then asking his patients to provide him with those drugs," said Kelly Eby with the Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Though Brian McAlpine is allowed to practice, he is prohibited from prescribing some prescriptions.
He must also participate in an aftercare program, which will closely monitor his personal health, for at least five years.
He must also pay half the cost of the investigation — $12,734.