Bail for phar­ma­cist

Pharmacy Daily - - Front Page -

THE Syd­ney phar­ma­cist con­victed of il­le­gally sup­ply­ing 2,400 doses of the Gar­dasil 9 cer­vi­cal can­cer vac­cine for ex­port to Hong Kong has been granted bail pend­ing the out­come of an up­com­ing ap­peal.

Kather­ine Gong was sen­tenced to eight months in prison last week (PD 29 Nov), but her lawyers im­me­di­ately lodged the ap­peal with the Dis­trict Court case now sched­uled to be heard on 23 Jan.

Gong pleaded guilty to three counts of pro­hi­bi­tion on whole­sale sup­ply of cer­tain sub­stances.

Yes­ter­day she was re­leased from cus­tody, with a $20,000 surety in place and Gong re­quired to sur­ren­der her pass­port among other con­di­tions.

The judge also yes­ter­day or­dered a sen­tenc­ing as­sess­ment re­port to eval­u­ate Gong’s suit­abil­ity for com­mu­nity ser­vice.

Her reg­is­tra­tion as a phar­ma­cist has been sus­pended since the charges were laid in Oct.

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