The Ontario College of Pharmacists spoiled the professionals.
Ontarians buy drugs from such offenseful pharmacist who:
• Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession
• Failed to keep records as required respecting his patients
• Submitted an account or charge for services that he knew to be false or misleading
• Contravened the Pharmacy Act, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act or the regulations under those Acts
• Contravened, while engaged in the practice of pharmacy any federal or provincial law or municipal by-law with respect to the distribution, sale or dispensing of any drug or mixture of drugs
The Discipline Committee accepted a plea of professional misconduct by the member and was provided with an Agreed
That pharmacist admitted that he had charged a patient for the actual cost of drugs dispensed on 150 prescriptions, while issued false receipts that inflated the total cost to eliminate that portion of the total price of the prescriptions that would not otherwise be covered under the patient’s drug plan, knowing that the patient intended to submit the false receipts to her insurer for reimbursement.
The name of the pharmacist is Mr. John Girgiss, and the college of pharmacists' decision of discipline is just several months suspension.