‘Reckless’ pharmacist banned after netting $42,000 in PBS fertility drug fraud

The WA pharmacy owner submitted claims for IVF drugs for patients who were already pregnant or who had stopped treatment.

A “reckless” pharmacist has been banned for five years, nearly a decade after he defrauded the PBS of $42,000 by submitting fake claims for fertility drugs.

David Brewster, now aged 66, already had a long history of previous dealings with regulators over his professional conduct, including disciplinary action for illegally importing S4 medications and supplying anabolic steroids.