Online pharmacy minefield

A pharmacist has been cautioned after supplying to customers a prescription-only product that he purchased online from overseas.

The pharmacist purchased a supply of OxyElite Pro capsules from a US supplier and on-sold these to patients at his pharmacy.

OxyElite Pro capsules contain therapeutic quantities of yohimbine, which is a prescription-only substance in Australia, a prohibited import under Customs legislation and not approved for supply in any registered medicine in Australia.

It has been the subject of a TGA safety alert