'Isolated' overprescriber told to get out more

Dr Kon Hwa Peter Low was found guilty of professional misconduct for prescribing addictive drugs including fentanyl, oxycodone and benzodiazepines over many months to 16 patients, when he ought to have known the drugs were likely to be abused. 

Dr Low conceded he did not use appropriate medical judgment in prescribing Schedule 8 and Schedule 4 drugs.

At the time of the offending, in 2011, after working for 30 years as a general practitioner, he was in serious