The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has struck a pharmacist off the register for convictions for making a false document, supply of prescription only medicines in breach of the Medicines Act and criminal nuisance.

The charges related to writing prescription medicines to patients who were addicted and were under prohibition orders.  When presented with a prescription the pharmacist checked with the medical practice and was told that the patient had not been prescribed the medication and that the prescription was a forgery.  Despite this the pharmacist dispensed the medication to the patient.

The Tribunal was satisfied that the offences reflected adversely on the pharmacist’s fitness to practice and had no trouble striking him off.

Alan Knowsley

Medical Lawyer