A doctor has been left baffled after receiving an envelope containing a medication she wrote to her patient and which had never been delivered.
The patient, who is in her 70s, had prescribed a drug called mifepristone for her diabetes and her GP found the envelope in the woman’s office on Thursday.
The patient was told the medication had not been delivered and asked to return the envelope to her.
However, the envelope was still in her desk drawer and the GP was told by the woman the drug had been delivered when it had not.
The woman said the GP told her the medication was being sent to a friend in Australia, who was in the United States at the time.
The GP, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said she then called the police to report the matter and she said she did not feel confident about the outcome of the investigation.
The drug was given to the woman by a GP in Melbourne, but it has not yet been sent to her in Australia.
The police were called after a woman received an envelope addressed to her with the words “deliver me now” inside.
The envelope contained mifemoryone, a synthetic opioid medication which is used to treat people who have not yet reached menopause.
The drugs are prescribed for people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.