Pharmacist struck off over stolen prescriptions

A pharmacist who stole prescription pads to obtain addictive medications has been struck off the pharmacy register.

Dr Gyu Sung Lee, who is also a doctor, has been found guilty of professional misconduct at a Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal hearing. He can’t reapply for registration for three years. 

The tribunal heard Dr Lee was charged by police for using stolen prescription pads to self-prescribe.

Dr Lee took prescription pads from the Royal Children’s Hospital between 2013 and 2014 and used them to write prescriptions for medications, including Xanax and Ritalin.

He was caught after an alert pharmacist contacted police after querying a prescription with a doctor who said she had not written it.

Dr Lee pleaded guilty in court to theft and obtaining prescription medications by deception.

He contacted the Pharmacy Board, who referred him to the