Doctor tied to thousands of Ozempic prescriptions in B.C. has N.S. licence suspended – CBC

Dr. David Davison lives in the U.S. but holds a Nova Scotian licence, regulator confirms

Apr 06, 2023

The Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons has suspended the licence of a doctor living in the U.S. who is believed to have written thousands of prescriptions for Ozempic, a diabetes drug that some patients are seeking to help with weight loss.

The regulator doesn’t believe Dr. David Davison has practised in Nova Scotia for years, but he allegedly wrote 7,500 prescriptions for semaglutide, the generic name for the drug, in February 2023, 5,800 in January 2023 and 3,860 in December 2022. The college said it believes most of the prescriptions were provided to Americans who filled them in B.C.

“Based on volume alone, the prescribing is not in keeping with the standards of the profession,” Dr. Gus Grant, registrar and CEO of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, told CBC News in an email.

“I cannot see how the volume of medications prescribed could possibly be supported by proper medical assessment and judgment. On its face, the prescribing appears incompetent.”

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