Insights Sectors: Pharmacy

Mar 10, 2016

INSIGHT: Online pharmacy retailer pays $32,400 for misleading product pricing

Late last year, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued three infringement notices to an online pharmacy retailer totalling $32,400 for representing to consumers that there were savings on recommended retail prices. Facts The retailer represented that, by purchasing a range of white label products online through the retailer’s website, consumers would save a […]

Mar 10, 2016

INSIGHT: Aim for a pain-free goodbye

Meridian Lawyers assists pharmacists across Australia with the sale and purchase of their pharmacies. Whether you have negotiated a sale yourself or through a business broker, you will need a solicitor with pharmacy experience to prepare and negotiate the contract of sale, and manage the transaction through to completion on your behalf. Here is a […]

Feb 29, 2016

INSIGHT: The changing state of play: The natural evolution of the professional regulation of pharmacy

The revised suite of Guidelines issued by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (National Board) came into force on 7 December 2015. It is important that employee and locum pharmacists are aware of the revised Guidelines for Proprietor Pharmacists. The reason for this is twofold: first, it is important to have a working knowledge of how the […]

Nov 18, 2015

INSIGHT: Meridian Lawyers assists with NAPSA’s constitution overhaul

Meridian Lawyers has assisted the National Pharmacy Students’ Association (NAPSA) in a major overhaul of its constitution and restructure of its corporate status. NAPSA aims to be the voice of Australian pharmacy students, representing the interests of 3,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying pharmacy at 18 universities across Australia. Prior to instructing Meridian, NAPSA took […]

Oct 16, 2015

INSIGHT: Schedule 8 medications: A disturbing trend in storage and record keeping

The Victoria Pharmacy Authority (VPA) has revealed that …a disturbing number of pharmacists continue to ignore requirements for secure storage and maintenance of accurate records for Schedule 8 poisons. At its August meeting the Authority reaffirmed its prior decision to convene Panel Hearings following cases of alleged serious breaches of Schedule 8 poisons legislation (VPA […]

Apr 8, 2014

INSIGHT: Pharmacy alert: maintaining script certifications

Pharmacists in Victoria are governed by a number of different pieces of legislation and associated regulations. This article warns pharmacists not to overlook their obligations under section 32(4)(c) of the Pharmacy Regulation Act 2010 (Vic). Section 32 of the Act relates to a pharmacist’s obligation to keep accurate records of dispensed prescriptions (and details the […]

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