Ban slapped on GP for addiction scripts

The NSW Medical Tribunal said Dr Peter Edwin Jones, from the NSW central coast, admitted to unprofessional conduct and professional misconduct over allegations he prescribed benzodiazepines and narcotics to seven patients “without exercising responsible medical judgement” in 2008 and 2009.

The tribunal said he also admitted to writing post-dated scripts for patients days before he was to face disciplinary action over those prescribing practices.

However it accepted that Dr Jones’s explanation was “essentially one that says 'I did the wrong thing but did so for