Pharmacist banned over $86,000 PBS fraud

He used the money to fund his pharmacies during a period of financial strife

A pharmacist, tangled up in the collapse of the Pulse Pharmacy Group, fraudulently claimed more than $80,000 from the PBS to prop up two of his own pharmacies, a tribunal has found.

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The pharmacist forged doctors’ signatures on prescriptions that were never dispensed, according to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

The fraud amounted to $86,000, with the money used to fund the day-to-day operations of two of the pharmacist’s Sydney pharmacies at a time when he was under financial stress related to the collapse of the Pulse

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