Pharmacist claims he's the victim of a witch hunt

A pharmacist involved in a maligned weight loss program has hit back at critics, claiming that the health watchdog is engaging in a “witch hunt” against compounding chemists.

Darryll Knowles (pictured), owner of Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals, has defended the efficacy of the Medical Weightloss Institute's (MWI) treatment protocol after it was dubbed "non-evidence based" in a public warning from the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission.

He says patients contacted himself and the referring GP for help after the institute closed in February because