Psychiatrist disqualified over fake scripts

A psychiatrist and former GP who fabricated prescriptions and collected medications from eight pharmacies for his own use has had his registration cancelled.

The doctor was disqualified for 18 months by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal in late 2014 following four complaints relating to abuse of prescription authority, keeping of records, professional misconduct and other charges.

At a Medical Council of NSW hearing, the psychiatrist admitted to having “'self-administered' Schedule 8 drugs, mainly dexamphetamine, and had done so over a