GP suspended over 13-year-old’s diazepam and tramadol scripts

He also prescribed drugs of addiction to another patient for more than 10 years, tribunal hears

A GP and former co-op chair who prescribed diazepam and tramadol to a 13-year-old patient has been reprimanded and suspended for six months.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal found the GP guilty of professional misconduct for his “clinically inappropriate” and “excessive” prescribing of drugs of dependence to eight patients of a general practice co-op in Melbourne’s inner west.