Lights out for two more of IHRB’s pharmacists

Lights out for two more of IHRB’s pharmacists

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Another two pharmacists who supplied products to Sam Cohen have today been banned from carrying a Drug Licence. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency has imposed three Conditions on Messrs Elias Juanas and Roberto Gustavo Mamblona of Elias Pharmacy of Fairfield. The Conditions are identical for both men. The first Condition says that they are, ‘Not to work in a pharmacy as the Pharmacist in Charge’.

Mr Mamblona was registered in Australia in 2008. Mr Juanas (who owns Elias Pharmacy at 37-41 Ware Street, Fairfield) has been in business for 29 years and was first registered in 1981 after arriving from Madrid, Spain. These Conditions would be humiliating for any pharmacist. Years of hard work go down the drain as their reputation is now in tatters.

Elias Juanas for Elias PharmacyI had spoken with Mr Elias Juanas (born 28 Jan 1950, photo left) by phone some time ago. He did not seem to care about the allegations I was placing before him about Sam Cohen. Mr Juanas said that he felt that someone was going to make the money, so why should he miss out on making the money. He simply did not want to know about IHRB’s now proven malpractice. With that kind of attitude, and with similar disregard shown to IHRB’s clients who had pleaded with Messrs Juanas and Mamblona to provide some information about the bottles that had been supplied to them with Elias Pharmacy labels on them, it’s no wonder they find themselves in hot water. At one point, they wanted to fob-off one of the complainants, until the complainant issued Elias Pharmacy with a Summons. The Return-on-Summons was signed by Mr Mamblona. That kind of bad attitude showed me how little they cared about their clients, to whom they provided no duty-of-care whatsoever, as is required by law (while dispensing products at arms length, while taking instructions from Sam Cohen). It seems that both men have been found to have breached the Codes to such a degree, that both their careers are now smeared.

AHPRA LOGOThe second Condition says that these two pharmacists, ‘Must not possess, handle, supply, dispense, administer, or manufacture any substance detailed in Schedule 8 of the NSW Poisons List (drug of addiction, derivative or compound medication) or any substance detailed in an equivalent list of any other Australian state or territory.’

The third Condition stipulates, ‘Unless it has already occurred, the practitioner must attend the offices of the Pharmaceutical Services Unit of the NSW Ministry of Health by close of business on 17 April 2014 and surrender his drug authority under the provisions of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008.’

You can read these Conditions on the AHPRA website if you click here for Mr Elias Juanas and click here for Mr Roberto Mamblona. An example of how Elias Pharmacy had supplied products to IHRB can be found in a story here. Another article about Elias Pharmacy is here.

You can read about another of IHRB’s pharmacists who was struck off the resister if you click here.

Team at Elias Pharmacy

Mr Elias Juanas is standing centre back. Mr Roberto Mamblona is standing at the far right.

Mr Nicolas Juanas

Nicolas Juanas; son of Elias. Click to enlarge.

Nicolas Juanas; son of Elias. Click to enlarge.

Nicolas Juanas, the 30-year-old pharmacist who happens to be the son of Mr Elias Juanas, was registered as a Provisional pharmacist on the 29th of January 2014. It was a requirement that Nicolas, ‘…will only practice with supervision…’ The person listed as his preceptor (instructor) was Mr Roberto Mamblona. Presumably, this arrangement would now have to change, considering these developments.

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The Provisional registration for Mr Nicolas Juanas (the son of Mr Elias Juanas) note that supervision is required.

The Provisional registration for Mr Nicolas Juanas (the son of Mr Elias Juanas) states that supervision is required.

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