Doctor suspended over prescribing mix-ups

After a series of medication errors caught by the local pharmacist, the GP described himself as 'totally out of his depth'

A GP who made serious medication errors including accidentally prescribing doxepin to teenagers for acne and malaria prophylaxis, has told a tribunal he has been “totally out of his depth” working as a solo doctor in a regional town.

In one case, a 13-year-old boy attended the doctor’s practice in regional NSW needing malaria prophylaxis for a trip to Vanuatu.

The GP told the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal he had intended to prescribe doxycycline. But he instead prescribed the antidepressant 50mg doxepin.

“Were it not for

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