Pharmacist banned after swapping patient’s narcolepsy medications as an ‘experiment’

The Melbourne pharmacist sought out the patient’s doctor to say he’d decided to experiment with her narcolepsy medication.

A pharmacist who swapped a patient’s narcolepsy medication for vitamin D without her knowledge and then told her treating doctor it was an “experiment” has been banned for a year.

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard the patient’s medical clinic had sent prescriptions to Mina Tawadros so he could prepare her seven-day Webster packs.