Mr Sevan Naamo – Pharmacist – Registration cancelled

17 August 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against pharmacist Mr Sevan Naamo before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘the Tribunal’). The complaint alleged that Mr Naamo:

  • Dispensed large quantities of Schedule 8, Schedule 4B and Schedule 4D drugs:
  • on forged prescriptions or without receiving or retaining a prescription that complied with legal requirements.
  • in circumstances where they did not accord with recognised therapeutic standards.
  • Was responsible for large quantities of Schedule 8 and Schedule 4D drugs being unaccounted for.
  • Failed to keep proper records for the receipt and supply of Schedule 8 drugs, and
  • Engaged in other inappropriate conduct (including removing Schedule 8 and Schedule 4D drugs from the pharmacy without a prescription, providing unlabelled bottles of methadone, leaving the drug safe unlocked).

On 5 August 2021, the Tribunal found Mr Naamo guilty of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct. The Tribunal imposed a formal reprimand and cancelled Mr Naamo’s registration, with a non-review period of five years.

The Tribunal’s full decision may be found at NSW Caselaw.

Further Information

For further information, contact the Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply.  For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.

 



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