Reporting lost, stolen or forged prescriptions

To report prescription stationery or prescriptions lost, stolen or forged, submit a Notification Form of Lost, Stolen or Forged Prescription. Allow two weeks for the submitted information to be published.

By reporting lost, stolen or forged prescriptions, you may help reduce the trafficking of drugs of abuse, such as alprazolam, fentanyl and oxycodone, sourced through fraudulent prescriptions.

An authorised practitioner in possession of prescription stationery, for handwritten or computer-generated prescriptions, must keep these in a secure place and away from public access, to reduce the risk of loss or theft.

Pharmacists are encouraged to be more vigilant in verifying the validity of prescriptions from authorised practitioners who have had their prescription stationery reported lost or stolen. Pharmacists should also be aware that some prescription stationery is printed with a false name, address or telephone number of the prescriber. Care should be taken when contacting a purported prescriber using the telephone number provided on the prescription, as they may not be contacting the registered health practitioner. The prescriber's name may be checked on the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency Register of Practitioners, and the practice address and telephone number should be verified independently through other published sources.

The prescriptions reported lost, stolen or forged table contains details of the purported prescriber as they appear on the prescription reported to be lost, stolen or forged.


The reporting of lost, stolen or forged prescriptions to the Pharmaceutical Regulatory Unit is not mandatory under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Act 1966.

It is however an offence under the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008 (the Regulation) for a pharmacist to dispense Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 medicines on prescription if it appears to have been forged or fraudulently obtained.

The Regulation also requires that immediately on being requested to supply a Schedule 4 Appendix D or Schedule 8 medicine on a forged, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained prescription, a pharmacist must retain the prescription and report the incident to a NSW Police officer.

It is also an offence under the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985for a person to forge or fraudulently alter or utter, knowing it to be forged or fraudulently altered, a prescription of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, midwife practitioner or veterinary practitioner. It is also a breach of this legislation for a person who knowingly by any false representation (whether verbal, or in writing, or by conduct), obtains a forged or fraudulently altered prescription, or induces a pharmacist to dispense such a prescription, or to be in possession of such a prescription.

Prescriptions reported lost, stolen or forged for the year 2023

NameFacility / CentreAddressSuburbPostcodePhone
​Dr Nounu Sarukkali Patabendige
​Canterbury Hospital
​575 Canterbury Rd
​02 9787 0000
​Dr Sonia Ferdous
​Rouse Hill
​Level 1, 10-14 Market Lane 
​Rouse Hill
​02 8889 8900
​Dr Hanka Laue-Gizzi
​Comprehensive Epilepsy Service Prince of Wales Hospital
​Barker Street 
02 9382 3805
​Heryanto Ng
​Northwest Health
​279B Marius Street
​02 6768 3222
​Stuart Richard Ehsman
​POW Private Hospital
​Level 7, Suite 23 Prince Of Wales Private Hospital
​02 9650 4975
​Dr Hang Xu
​Casino Dental 
​74 Barker Street
​02 6662 1722
​Thomas Heaney
​Tumut Health Service
​Simpson St 
​0412 505 844
​Dr Vahid Rafiei Karkvandi
​Medipharm Medical Practice
​7 /2 Lyn Parade
​02 8784 3888
​Hawar Pasha
​Five Star Medical Centre
​1/158 Gordon Street
​Port Macqaurie
​02 6584 1000
​Dr. Justine O'Hara
​St Luke's Private Hospital
​18 Roslyn St
​Potts Point 
​02 9356 0200
​Albert Hsieh
​Endocrine Private Consulting Rooms
​Endocrinology & Metabolism Centre, 6 West Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

​02 9515-7226
​Beena Chaugule
​UTS health service
​15 Broadway 
​02 8514 1177
​Dr Cosmas Ekezie
​Northlakes Medical Centre
​16-17/21 Pacific Highway 
​San Remo 
​02 4390 0688
​Dr Serhan Chwah
​Dr Chwah Medical Centre
​739 Punchbowl Rd
Punchbowl ​
​02 9707 2052
​Dr Adam Martin
​Suite40-41, level 8, Hengrove Hall, 193 Macquarie street
​02 9238 0160
​Dr Ali Shirzad Moghaddam
​5A Palomar Parade
​02 8866 6308
​Elmein Bruce
​Wagga Wagga Base Hospital
​Edward street
​Wagga Wagga
​02 5943 1000
​Irene Guo
​Ramsay Clinic Cremorne
​3 Harrison Street
​02 9909 8577
​S K Pradhan
​51 Broken Bay Road
​Ettalong Beach
​02 4314 1044
​You Sheng Chong

​Suite 3/14 Edgar St

​02 6652 5323
​Dr David Duckworth
​Specialty Orthopaedics
​116 Macquarie Street
​02 9806 3333
​Dr Tashnim Harun
​AYA Medical Centre
​Shop 17, Chester Square, 1 Leicester St,
​Chester Hill

​02 9738 0041
​Damien Mark Ford
​National Telemedicine Doctors
​89-91 New Canterbury Rd
​02 8834 7760
​Ghassan Charbel
​Lithgow Medical Clinic
​11 Bridge Street 
​02 6352 5588
Dr Katherine Louise (Rae) ​
​The Sports Clinic University of Sydney
​Cnr Western Ave and Physics Rd University of Sydney 
​02 9351 8118
​Dr Edward Bennett

​264 Brunker Road 
​02 4957 8555
​Dr Lindy Schur
​The Hills Clinic 
​45 Palmerston Rd
​Dr Robert Clark
​150 Church St
​02 4229 9495
​R.E.O McCarthy 
​Sydney Developmental Clinic
​level 6, 30 Carrington St  
02 9276 6100
​Dr Rafe Pulley

​Level 7 Suite 75, 183 Macquarie Street
​02 9188 4965
​Dr Graham Marning
​Nowra Skin Cancer Clinic 
​64 North St
​02 4422 7484
​Dr Tony Youssef
​1st Floor, 126 Kareena Road
​02 9540 7540
​Dr Tim Devlin
​Mollymook Medical Centre
​78 Tallwood Ave

​02 4455 3111
R.E.O McCarthy

​Level 6, 30 Carrington St
​02 9276 6100
​Dr Kinnari Ankit Shah
​Winning Smiles Dental Surgery
​1B Kempsey Street
​02 9622 3333
​Dr Sheema Shakaib
​Dr C Mapa Family Medical Practice
Shop 9/1 Palomer Street
​02 9790 5277
Dr Ali Shirzad Moghaddam

5A Palomar Parade 
02 8379 2085
Dr Ali Shirzad Moghaddam
5A Palomar Parade  Yagoona 2199
02 8379 2085

Historical data for prescriptions reported lost, stolen or forged

Current as at: Tuesday 30 May 2023
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