Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 1 Mar2017

    A reminder to ensure the dental justification for treatment plan is clearly recorded

    Written by: Tamir Katz, Special Counsel In this case, the Dental Board of Australia conducted an investigation after a patient notified the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), alleging over-diagnosis by a dental practitioner. The key facts: A patient presented in 2015 for extraction of a heavily...
  • 24 Feb2017

    Pharmacy insights – February 2017

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel & Pharmacy insights editor In this edition of Pharmacy insights we provide hints and tips on succession planning for your partnership, some trends we noticed in the sale and purchase of pharmacies in 2016, an article on real time prescription monitoring and what it...
  • 23 Feb2017

    Pharmacy sale and purchase trends during 2016: assignment of leases

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel & Laura Dhana, Senior Associate During 2016 Meridian Lawyers acted for many pharmacists in the successful sale or purchase of their pharmacies. Where a pharmacy occupies premises under a lease, the lessor may not always be pleased to learn that their tried and trusted tenant...
  • 23 Feb2017

    Real-time prescription monitoring: what does it mean for health practitioners?

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Since at least 2012 there has been an increasing push in Australia for the implementation of a national real-time prescription monitoring system that alerts doctors and pharmacists to people who are misusing prescription drugs. More than 20 Coronial Inquests in...
  • 23 Feb2017

    Commercial insights – February 2017

    Written by: Georgina Odell, Special Counsel and Commercial insights editor In this edition of Commercial insights we provide an overview of common business structures for health and other businesses, as well as an update on the abolition of stamp duty on the purchase of business assets in New South Wales, and...


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