Fake pharmacist caught out


A man who posed as a pharmacist has pleaded guilty in court, while a suspended pharmacist has pleaded guilty for holding himself out as registered

A Sydney man has pleaded guilty to all charges filed against him by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in the Local Court of New South Wales on Friday.

He pleaded guilty to four counts of unlawfully holding himself out as a registered pharmacist in contravention of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

The man had never held registration as a registered health practitioner or student under the National Law with any National Board.

The matter has been adjourned for sentencing to 29 March 2019.

Meanwhile earlier in the week the Local Court of New South Wales adjourned the sentencing of David Le of Sydney City Pharmacy to 27 March 2019 following charges laid by the AHPRA.

This follows Mr Le’s plea of guilty on 31 January 2019 to charges that while suspended, he claimed to be a registered pharmacist in contravention of the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law.

Mr Le had been suspended by the Pharmacy Council of New South Wales since 7 August 2017, after the council determined that a suspension was appropriate for the protection of the health or safety of the public or was otherwise in the public interest.

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