GP's overprescribing empathy claim rejected

THE GP owner of four Sydney bulk-billing practices who overprescribed addictive drugs to dependent patients was likely driven by a business ethos “to build a practice, generate income and move patients through quickly with a minimum of fuss”, a tribunal has found.

Dr Jawahar Thomas, 50, had his registration cancelled for 12 months for professional misconduct “of the most serious kind” after the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found he had repeatedly prescribed Schedule 8 and Schedule 4D drugs to six patients he knew or should have known

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