Mr Tony Saab – Pharmacist – Cancelled registration for unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct

10 November 2021

The Health Care Complaints Commission prosecuted a complaint against Mr Tony Saab, pharmacist, before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘The Tribunal’). 

It was alleged that, between January 2015 and March 2017 when Mr Saab was a co-proprietor and pharmacist at the Pharma Save Pharmacy, Granville, Sydney, he dispensed substantial quantities of Schedule 8 and Schedule 4D drugs to 38 persons, including opioids and anabolic steroids, as well as, which were not for a therapeutic purpose. It was also alleged that Mr Saab removed his name and initials from the pharmacy dispensing system and had also failed to:

  • maintain proper and accurate records for methadone, 
  • notify the NSW Ministry of Health of the apparent loss  of significant quantities of methadone,  
  • undertake biannual stocktakes for methadone and

In December 2020 the Tribunal found most of the complaint proven. A copy of that decision can be found here: NSW Caselaw.

In September 2021 the Tribunals cancelled Mr Saab’s registration and imposed a non-review period of 5 years from the date of its decision. The Tribunal also prohibited Mr Saab from providing any pharmaceutical services, including as a pharmacy assistant, dispensary assistant and/or compounding assistant until such time as he is re-registered as a pharmacist.  A copy of that decision can be found here: 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

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

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