GP banned for prescribing drugs to patients he never met

The regional doctor was given generous incentives to sign scripts prepared by a company that marketed bodybuilding drugs, reveals tribunal

A GP who signed scripts for performance-enhancing drugs for patients he had never seen, in exchange for payment, has been banned for four months.

The regional doctor was working in a skin clinic when another medic he worked with said he would be “paid generously” if he became the prescribing doctor for a company that marketed peptides and other compounds to bodybuilders.

He relied on his colleague’s reassurance that the products were safe and beneficial, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal said.

The company