Another patient has come forward who was charged $5420.00 for the MWI program and prescribed a cocktail of drugs including diethylpropion; a drug withdrawn from the Australian market because of serious adverse effects, including irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, seizures, nervousness, and reports of people becoming psychologically dependent on this medicine.
The drugs prescribed by MWI registered medical practitioner Dr Jacqui Forrester (MED0001634323) and dispensed by the compounding pharmacy, Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals, owned by registered pharmacist Daryll Knowles (PHA0001315498) are seen below.
According to the patient, the instructions were, take one capsule from bottle 1 (Diethlpropion HCI 75mg and 60mcg Chromium Picolinate) taken every 2nd day. Two capsules from bottle 2, and three capsules from bottle 3, taken morning and evening respectively, after food, on alternate days to Bottle 1.
In my opinion, this prescription by Dr Forrester puts her in breach of s.2.2 (2),(4),(6); 2.4 (4) and 7.2(1) of the Medical Board of Australia’s, “Code of Conduct”. In addition, in my opinion, dispensing this cocktail of drugs (including diethylpropion) puts the Australian Custom Pharmaceuticals (and registered pharmacist Daryll Knowles) in breach of s.6 and s.15 (erratum: originally cited as s.5) of the Pharmacy Board of Australia’s, “Guidelines on compounding of medicines”.
I reiterate, the regulators should obtain an urgent Court order to take down the offending websites and Facebook material of both MWI and AMHC and place a full page retraction of claims in all the newspapers and all other media in which they have appeared. Retractions are important as they correct egregious misinformation that has previously been promulgated. Penalties should then follow. AHPRA and the MCNSW should deregister Dr Goyer, Dr Forrester and the other doctors involved, the Pharmacy Board of NSW should discipline Daryll Knowles and the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission should issue a public warning about Jowett (an unregistered health practitioner) and permanently prohibit him from providing health services.
For background, see:
- Yet another weight loss scam (Dr Thomas Goyer)
- AMI begat MWI begat AMHC…
- Withdrawal of appetite suppressants