GP suspended after teenager became pregnant while on isotretinoin

The 17-year-old experienced teratogenic complications

A GP has been suspended for three months after prescribing oral isotretinoin to a young woman who became pregnant while on the acne treatment, resulting in fetal cranial and cardiac malformations.

He claimed he had felt pressured to prescribe the medication after her family rejected a referral for a dermatologist because they could not afford it.

He also said he had been told by a local pharmacist that GPs were authorised to prescribe the drug, which is currently restricted under the PBS to physicians and

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