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July 18, 2012
Pharmacist almost loses license after dispensing steroids
A GP who was reprimanded for inappropriately prescribing steroids to a body builder has almost cost a young pharmacist his registration.   Simon Booy received a suspended suspension to his registration as a pharmacist after dispensing drugs, despite his concerns about Dr Peter Joseph Grant's prescribing practices.   A Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal heard that Dr Grant had prescribed a combination of drugs to a number of patients involved in competitive body building.   He told the tribunal he was aware the drugs could be bought over the internet, but said there was a risk that such purchases could be impure, and by prescribing them he could ensure his patients received pure drugs. http://www.pharmacynews.com.au/news/latest-news/steroid-prescribing-gp-risks-pharmacist-s-registra