‘Soft touch’ GP reprimanded over pain scripts

Orange based GP Dr Reddall Leslie was found by the Medical Tribunal of NSW to have, between 2004–08, prescribed drugs of addiction and restricted substances – including opiates, narcotics and benzodiazepines - to 23 patients without authority. He was also found to have failed to keep adequate records for those patients during that time.

Dr Leslie admitted to the particulars of each complaint brought forth by the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission and also admitted he had been guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct as