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A NSW doctor with a codeine dependency has been struck off for prescribing scheduled medicines to himself over 600 times in just two years A doctor who had practised in …

Three pharmacy owners have been slapped with thousands in fines for underpaying their staff At the time of the alleged conduct, the owners were partners in a business called Save …

A man who died hours after his operation was wrongly prescribed fentanyl instead of oxycodone and paracetamol Paul Lau, 54, died at a Sydney hospital in June 2015 after he was …

Counsel assisting suggests there were more than 15 missed opportunities to detect the error, a coroner has heard A 54-year-old man died at a Sydney hospital after he was given …

The Pharmacy Board has reminded pharmacists to “remain vigilant” for stolen or fraudulent scripts The Board has reminded pharmacists to keep an eye out for stolen prescription pads and fraudulent …

An “isolated, depressed” rural pharmacist has been suspended after supplying restricted drugs to customers without scripts and falsifying dispensing records over two years In early 2010, the pharmacist in charge …

A NSW pharmacist dispensed up to 52,000 OxyContin 80mg tablets to a single patient in one year, and nearly 150,000 over four years The pharmacy owner, who cannot be named …

A Tasmanian pharmacy that had two concurrent premises has lost an appeal in the Federal Court, after a judge found it was trying to get around location rules In March …

Police have seized $300,000 worth of baby formula, face creams, pawpaw ointments and more, according to reports Officers seized $300,000 worth of Aptamil formula, Swisse liver detox supplements and Lucas’ …

A Queensland pharmacist has avoided jailtime after stealing thousands of controlled drugs while on the job Jason David Meiers, 44, recently fronted Hervey Bay Magistrates Court where it was revealed …

A Sydney GP who inappropriately prescribed addictive drugs to 24 patients was investigated after two pharmacists notified the HCCC Dr Osman Qadri, a solo general practitioner based in the Western …

Pharmacists received over one million in compensation in just 12 months, mainly due to award underpayments and non-payment of entitlements, says pharmacist union Between 1 October 2016 and 1 October …