GP should be reported over ‘unlawful S8 scripts’: Marty

A Victorian pharmacist is being encouraged to report a doctor to the Medical Board of Australia for refusing to handwrite prescriptions for Schedule 8 medicines.

Responding to a Facebook post by the pharmacist, from rural Victoria, which highlighted the “unethical” behaviour of the unnamed doctor, Stephen Marty, Pharmacy Board of Australia chair, said a complaint should be lodged with both the Medical Board and the Drugs and Poisons Regulation Group.

Mr Marty warned pharmacists who have dispensed S8 medicines without handwritten prescriptions, that they may have opened the door for