Doctor of pharmacy, doctor of pharmacy in Queensland’s rural towns to be taken off list of recommended prescribers
Dr. Peter Davis, a doctor of pharmacology and senior lecturer in the department of psychiatry at the University of Queensland, has been given a warning to reconsider his prescribing practices.
The Queensland Government announced that Dr. Davis was not allowed to prescribe a controlled substance without first seeking approval from Health and Medical Services.
The advice comes as Dr. David Nettle, the Health Minister, continues to investigate allegations against Dr. Andrew Davis, the Queensland Health Minister and head of the Queensland Pharmacy Commission, for his role in the sale of cannabis to Dr. Nettle’s daughter and the sale to her daughter of cannabis oil.
Mr. Nettles daughter was also charged with a minor cannabis charge, which she later pleaded guilty to and was sentenced to a community corrections sentence.
In response to the latest information, Dr. Dean O’Connor, the Minister for Health and Social Services, said: I have been made aware of the concerns raised by Dr. D. Davis regarding his prescribing of controlled substances.
This issue is being investigated by the State Government.
I am making the advice on this matter available to the media as it is an important part of the public health process and I would urge the media to provide their views on this.
The Minister for Mental Health has also issued a statement confirming that Dr Davis will be required to undergo a comprehensive clinical assessment.
It says: The Department of Health and Human Services has been working with the Pharmacy Commissioner and other relevant stakeholders to identify any issues raised by the Minister regarding Dr Davis and the use of his prescription.
The Secretary of Health, Mr. Stephen Mullighan, will continue to ensure that all information is provided to the public, including through a comprehensive public information session.
This includes the publication of a statement on the Pharmacists Practice and Licensing Act to ensure the public understands the role of the Pharmacist Commissioner and the role and responsibility of the Minister in the licensing of Pharmacists.
Dr. Daniel Prentice, a Professor of Psychiatry at the Queensland University of Technology, told the ABC that Dr Nettle is a good man who has done the right thing.
He said: There is a clear duty on the government to investigate all complaints against their senior figures, and I think this is a really good move by the Government.
Dr Prentice said that in the past he had seen patients who had been denied prescriptions due to the actions of their doctors.
He explained that in such cases the patients often received an apology from their doctor, but in this case the patient was not informed about that.
Dr Nettler told the Australian that his father was not the only one to make inappropriate decisions and that his mother had a similar problem with her own physician.
Dr Davis was found guilty of three counts of dispensing cannabis in 2015.
He was also fined $500.
In April 2017, he was found to have contravened a health regulation when he sold cannabis oil to his daughter for use in treating a form of arthritis.
Dr D. David Davis has been found guilty in the State of Queensland of supplying cannabis to Andrew Nettley, who is the son of Andrew Davis.
He will serve two years and eight months of his sentence, after which he will be able to apply for parole.