Dispensing in the spotlight

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Three pharmacists to front tribunal over dispensing practices

The Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC) is prosecuting complaints against three pharmacists over their dispensing practices, the AJP heard at the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal on Friday.

Two of the practitioners worked at the same compounding pharmacy located in NSW, and both complaints relate to their dispensing of peptides.

The first practitioner is the owner of the compounding pharmacy in question.

This pharmacist currently has a condition on their registration not to compound or allow the compounding, in any pharmacy business which the practitioner has a financial interest, of peptides, proteins or Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMS).

The Hon Acting Judge Jennifer Boland AM of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal scheduled a hearing for this complaint for June.

Meanwhile, the second pharmacist who formerly worked at the same compounding pharmacy has had his directions hearing adjourned for four weeks.

He is not currently registered as a practising pharmacist.

In a third case, a pharmacist is being prosecuted by AHPRA over a complaint about inappropriate dispensing of Schedule 4D drugs.

The pharmacist, who was located in NSW at the time of the conduct, is now practising in Queensland.

A hearing before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has also been scheduled for June.

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