Nasr, Abadir

Hearing date: TBA

Summary of Allegations

As a result of a referral by the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, it is alleged that Mr. Nasr, while engaged in the practice of pharmacy at Clinic Pharmacy in Midland, committed professional misconduct in that:

  • Between about January 9, 2013 and March 28, 2017, he failed to provide and/or update the Ontario College of Pharmacists with the name, address, telephone number and facsimile number of each person or business for or through which he engaged in the practice of pharmacy;
  • Between about January 9, 2013 and March 28, 2017, he submitted annual renewal certificates and/or information to the College that were/was inaccurate with respect to the name, address, telephone number and facsimile number of each person or business for or through which he engaged in the practice of pharmacy;
  • Between about December 2014 and December 2016, he created (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the creation of) false and/or misleading pharmacy records documenting the dispensing of brand name medication when generic medication was dispensed, with respect to certain identified medication;
  • Between about December 2014 and December 2016, he submitted (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the submission of) charges for brand name medication when generic medication was dispensed, with respect to certain identified medication;
  • Between about December 2014 and December 2016, he created (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the creation of) false and/or misleading pharmacy records documenting the dispensing of drugs and/or products that were not dispensed, with respect to certain identified drugs and/or products;
  • Between about December 2014 and December 2016, he submitted (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the submission of) charges for drugs and/or products that were not dispensed, with respect to certain identified drugs and/or products;
  • Between about June 2015 and December 2016, he provided and/or purported to provide routine pharmaceutical care to family members including his wife and/or one or more of his children, and/or including himself as patient;
  • Between about June 2015 and December 2016, he signed certain identified prescription hardcopies as dispensing pharmacist, for ostensible prescriptions for family members including his wife and/or one or more of his children, and/or including himself as patient, but that were not valid prescriptions;
  • Between about June 2015 and December 2016, he created (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the creation of) false and/or misleading pharmacy records documenting the selling of certain identified prescription drugs and/or products and/or the processing of prescriptions when those prescriptions were not valid;
  • Between about June 2015 and December 2016, he sold (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the sale of) certain identified prescription drugs and/or products without valid prescriptions;
  • Between about June 2015 and December 2016, he submitted (or permitted, consented to or approved, expressly or impliedly, the submission of) charges for certain identified prescription drugs and/or products without valid prescriptions.

In particular, it is alleged that he

  • Failed to maintain a standard of practice of the profession;
  • Falsified a record relating to his practice;
  • Signed or issued in his professional capacity a document that he knew contained a false or misleading statement;
  • Submitted an account or charge for services that he knew was false or misleading;
  • Contravened the Pharmacy Act, 1991, the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 or the regulations under those Acts, and in particular:
    • s. 155 of the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.4;
  • Contravened a federal or provincial law or municipal by-law with respect to the distribution, sale or dispensing of any drug or mixture of drugs, and in particular:
    • s. 15(1)(b) of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.10;
    • s. 15(1)(b) of the Ontario Drug Benefit Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. O.10;
    • s. C.01.041 of the Food and Drug Regulations, C.R.C. 870, made under the Food and Drugs Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-27;
  • Engaged in conduct or performed an act relevant to the practice of pharmacy that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members of the profession as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.