'I was ignorant of my ignorance': Ex-pharmacist brands Queensland trial a menace

Now a GP, Dr Mark Raines says pharmacists shouldn't get involved

An ex-pharmacist who retrained as a GP has issued a warning to his former colleagues who want to start prescribing for complex conditions, saying, "I didn’t know what I didn’t know.”

Dr Mark Raines
Dr Mark Raines.

Dr Mark Raines spent more than a decade as a pharmacist in the 1980s and ’90s, but he now works as a GP in the North Queensland city of Mackay, one of the communities targeted by the