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.

Legislation

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 1985 for 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 2019

Name Facility / Centre Address Suburb
Postcode
Phone
​C. Soya Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital ED​ ​Palmerston Rd Hornsby​ 2077​ 9477 9123​​
​Dr Akshat Sehgal ​South Western Sydney LHD ​PO Box 498 ​Castle Hill ​2154 ​Mobile Undisclosed
​Dr Angus Brown ​Associate Medical Practice ​342 Frome St ​Moree ​2400 ​02 6752 2644
​Dr Joseph Cheung ​Gold Cross Medical Centre ​1A Grose St ​North Parramatta ​2151 ​02 9683 3111
​Dr Peter Townsend ​Chatswood Medical and Dental Centre ​270 Ave ​Chatswood ​2057 ​02 9413 2222
​Joseph Cheung ​Gold Cross Medical Centre ​1A Grose St ​North Parrmatta ​2151 ​9683 3111
​Wollongong Hospital ​Crown Street ​Wollongong ​4222 5145
​C B Casaclang ​186 Woodburn Rd ​Berala ​2141 ​02 9646 1192
​Dr Ben Eksteen ​Associate Medical Practice ​342 Frome St ​Moree ​2400 ​6752 2644
​Dr Faisal Khan ​National Home Doctor Service ​2 Help St Chatswood​ ​2067 ​02 9410 3944
​Dr Glorina Susanto ​5/5 Sturt Street ​Kingsford ​2032 ​02 9344 7442
​Dr Jessica Murphy ​Bondi Junction Medical Centre ​Corner Spring St and Bronte Rd ​Bondi Junction ​8305 7777
​Dr Joseph Tiong ​Merrylands Family Practice ​189 Merrylands Road ​Merrylands ​2160 ​1300 637 000
​Dr Leo Gong ​Shop F 17-18, Lot 3, Roselands Shopping Centre ​Roselands ​2196 ​02 9740 8399
​Dr Marcos Jackson ​116 Military Road ​Neutral Bay ​2089 ​02 9953 5844
​Dr Randa Al-Hajali ​27 Haldon St ​Lakemba ​2195 ​9750 4888
​Dr Shaima Amini ​Excelsior Family Medical Practice ​175 Excelsior St ​Guildford ​2161 ​02 9681 4056
​Estrella Campbell ​3A Bronte Rd ​Bondi Junction ​8305 7777
​Glenn Haifer ​140 Henry St ​Penrith
​Jonathon Nursey  ​Myall St ​Dubbo ​6809 6809
​Khalid Bardawill ​Lake Cargelligo Multi-Purpose Service
​Mohammed Meeran ​Coastal Health Medical Centre ​213 - 217 Main Road ​Toukley ​02 4333 1222
​Muhammad Azfar Nor Zaihan ​Katungal AMS Bega ​116 Gipps St ​Bega ​2550 ​02 6492 0532
​Oliver Torrefranca ​​Lake Cargelligo Multi-Purpose Service
​S Sokolovska ​Shellharbour Hospital ​Madigan Blvd ​Mt Warrigal 2528​ ​4295 2500
​Sanjay Sathananthan ​Associate Medical Practice ​342 Frome St ​Moree ​2400
​Shane Smith ​Shellharbour Hospital ​Madigan Blvd ​Mt Warrigal ​2528 ​4295 2500
​Shriya Gupta ​Guildford Rd Medical Centre ​268 Guildford Road ​Guildford ​9681 5814
​Tamara Ford ​Carcoar Medical Centre ​7 Eulamore St ​Carcoar ​2791 ​6367 3030
​Ryde Hospital ​Densitsone Road ​Eastwood ​2122 ​9858 7888
​Anthony Weller ​Atune Health ​4/276 Macquarie Rd ​Warners Bay ​02 4954 4511
​Central Coast Local Health District
​Dr Abdullah Al-Muhmud ​Berala Medical Clinic ​150 Woodburn Road ​Berala ​2141 ​02 9643 1819
​Dr Allan Darroch ​Chatswood Medical Practice ​214 Victoria Av ​Chatswood ​2067 ​9419 3411
​Dr Edmund She ​Chatswood Medical Practice ​214 Victoria Av ​Chatswood ​2067 ​9419 3411
​Dr Gloria Susanto ​5/5 Sturt Street ​Kingsford ​2032 ​02 9344 7442
​Dr Joe Qirong Huang ​Top Ryde Medical Centre ​46 - 48 Blaxland Rd ​Ryde ​2112 ​02 9807 4447
​Dr John Rogers ​Brook Medical Centre ​64 Brook Street ​Muswellbrook ​2333 ​02 6543 1222
​Dr Mohammad Iqbal Meeran ​213 - 217 Main Road ​Toukley ​2263 ​02 4333 1222
​Dr Mohammad Salah Uddin Sharier ​Sefton Medical Centre ​9/151 Wellington Road ​Sefton ​2162 ​02 8211 8888
​Illawarra Cancer Care Centre ​Loftus Street ​Wollongong ​4222 5000
​Priyadarshini Chari ​Longueville Private Hospital ​Kenneth Street ​Longueville ​2066 ​02 9427 0844
​Saud Asadollahi ​The Northern Hospital Epping VIC ​185 Cooper St ​Epping ​3076 ​03 8405 8000
​Charbel Bejjani ​Palliative Care Dept. Bankstown Hospital ​Eldridge Road ​Bankstown ​2200 ​02 9722 8683
​Dr Andrew Pilcher Wines ​Suite G02, 3 Gillies Street ​Wollstonecraft ​2065 ​02 9409 0563
​Dr Andrew Wines ​Mater Clinic ​Suite G02, 3 Gillies Street ​Wollstonecraft ​2065 ​02 9409 0500
​Dr Nevin Abdou Lous Keriaqos ​Aya Family Healthcare After Hours ​1/159 Priam St ​Chester Hill ​2162 ​02 9738 0040
​Mohd Daud Noorzad ​Leading Medical Centre Merrylands ​1101 McFarlane Street ​Merrylands ​2160 ​02 9637 7112
​Abdullah Al-Mahmud ​Berala Medical Clinic ​Shop No 2 & 3, 150 Woodburn Rd ​02 9643 1819
​Alastair J Corbett ​34 Burwood Road ​Burwood ​2134 ​02 9744 6006
​Dr Frank Trewartha ​22 Hunter St ​Hornsby ​2077 ​02 9987 1017
​Dr Muhammad Arslan Iqbal ​Centre Health Complex ​9 - 25 Captain Cook Drive ​Barrack Heights ​2528 ​02 4295 9999
​Dr Ruban Sankar ​Associate Medical Practice ​342 Frome Street ​Moree ​02 6752 2644
​Dr Todd Hardy ​Sydney Neurology ​Level 4, 94 Mallet St ​Camperdown ​02 9351 0730
​Nagaharitha Singade ​Uplus Dental ​1h/9 - 13 Redmyre Rd Strathfield​ 2135​ ​02 8068 4080
​Sandra Smith ​3 Mann Street ​Gosford ​4324 4779
Allan Darroch Victoria Avenue Medical Practice​ 214 Victoria Avenue Chatswood 2067 9419 3411
​Dr Geetika Pemasiri ​Goonawarra Medical Practice ​1 - 11 Dornoch Drive ​Sunburry ​3426 ​03 9744 9999
​Dr Helen Phipps ​342 Frome St ​Moree ​02 6752 2644
​Dr Jessica Poon ​Children's Hospital Westmead ​Hawkesbury Road ​Westmead ​2145 ​9845 2446
​Dr John W Frew Department of Dermatology​, Prince of Wales Hospital​​ ​320 - 346 Barker St ​Randwick ​9382 0784
​Dr John W Frew ​Prince of Wales ​High St ​Randwick
​Dr Jude Ng ​342 Frome St ​Moree ​02 6752 2644
​Dr Nahida Sarkar ​Shop 6B/633 - 639 Hume Highway ​Casula ​2170 ​02 9601 3175
​Felicity Victoria Keller ​National Home Doctors Service ​Suite 402, Level 4/29 Christie St ​St Leonards 9410 3944​
​Sydney Heart Health Clinic ​Suite 28, 12 Tyron Road ​Lindfield ​2070 ​02 9415 6185
​Port Macquarie Base Hospital

Historical data for prescriptions reported lost, stolen or forged

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Page Updated: Wednesday 5 June 2019
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