GP reprimanded over schedule 4D prescribing

A GP has been found guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct for inappropriately prescribing schedule 4D drugs to patients with substance abuse and mental health issues.

The NSW Medical Professional Standards Committee found Dr Syed Adil Zafar from Bellambi Medical Centre in Wollongong repeatedly wrote prescriptions for medications including alprazolam, diazepam, nitrazepam and paracetamol with codeine to four patients with drug dependency in 2012 and 2013, and failed to implement adequate