GP's opioid prescribing dubbed 'reprehensible'

Former pharmacist prescribed high dosages of opioids to vulnerable patients despite obvious red flags

The care of a GP who prescribed fentanyl patches to a vulnerable refugee despite red flags in his files declaring the patient had been misusing the drug, has been dubbed ‘reprehensible’


The Sydney doctor had originally trained as a pharmacist but had then opted for a medical career, gaining RACGP fellowship in 2008.

During NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearings, it emerged that the patient, a refugee who had fled Iraq, was being supported by a Red Cross case worker.

A detailed report had been drawn up by the charity, which