GP spared suspension over inappropriate S8 drug dosing

A TWEED HEADS GP who prescribed “inappropriate” doses of S8 drugs and failed to detect a compression fracture in an x-ray report has been reprimanded for professional misconduct but spared the cancellation of his registration.

Dr John Follent, formerly a sole practitioner who also failed to conduct appropriate physical exams and record a number of “critical matters” with five different patients, has been banned from dealing with S8 drugs.

Under strict conditions handed down by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Dr Follent must also work in a