12 Nov 2015
The State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia has reprimanded pharmacist Mr David Brewster, cancelled his registration and disqualified him from reapplying for registration for one year.
The Pharmacy Board of Australia had referred Mr Brewster to the tribunal because of concerns about his dispensing drugs of dependence including anabolic steroids and schedule 4 medicines. The Board suspended Mr Brewster’s registration in October 2014, as an interim step to keep the public safe, pending other enquiries.
Ahead of the tribunal hearing, Mr Brewster admitted to professional misconduct for:
On 25 August 2015, the Tribunal found Mr Brewster engaged in professional misconduct, cancelled his registration, reprimanded him and ordered him to pay $8,000 in costs to the Board.
The reasons for the tribunal’s decision are on the State Administrative Tribunal (WA) website and will be published on Austlii.
Download a PDF of the Media release - WA Tribunal cancels pharmacists registration - 12 November 2015 (76.4 KB,PDF).