A state of confusion

Unethical pharmacists are a leading cause of illegal pseudoephedrine supply, according to a Queensland report.

The Queensland Organised Crime Commission report recommends that the Project Stop system become mandatory for all the state’s pharmacies that dispense pseudoephedrine-based products, in a bid to curb the misuse and supply of the drug.

“Pseudoephedrine remains the most commonly used ingredient in the making of methylamphetamine and investigations suggest that pharmacists – specifically those who have poor prescribing practices and prescribe (knowingly or otherwise) larger-than-required