Pharmacy Law

New Pharmacies & Relocations – What is required?

New Pharmacies & Relocations – What is required?

The operation of pharmacy businesses is highly regulated in Australia on a Federal, State and Territory level. It is therefore critical that you are aware of your legal obligations when opening and operating a pharmacy business. Whether you wish to relocate your...

Pharmacy Succession Planning

Pharmacy Succession Planning

In this article I will deal with some issues which should be addressed by pharmacists who are sole traders, i.e. the sole proprietor of their pharmacy business, and pharmacists who are the sole director and sole shareholder in a pharmacist's body corporate which is...

Pharmacy Location Rules – Don’t make this mistake

Pharmacy Location Rules – Don’t make this mistake

Under section 90 of the National Health Act (Act), the Secretary of the Department of Health has the power to approve or reject a registered pharmacist’s application to supply pharmaceutical benefits at particular premises. Just recently the Federal Court of Australia...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selling a Pharmacy

[INFOGRAPHIC] Selling a Pharmacy

The sale of a pharmacy or an interest in a pharmacy will be on of your most significant commercial decisions. It is important to get it right. This infographic is a basic overview of the necessary steps you'll need to take. Ready to start the process? Talk to...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Buying a Pharmacy

[INFOGRAPHIC] Buying a Pharmacy

The purchase of a pharmacy or an interest in a pharmacy will be on of your most significant commercial decisions. It is important to get it right. This infographic is a basic overview of the necessary steps you'll need to take. Ready to start the process? Talk to...

Is your pharmacy Australian Consumer Law compliant?

Is your pharmacy Australian Consumer Law compliant?

Comparative advertising can be an effective way to advertise goods. However, pharmacies must be careful, as their advertisements will most likely be scrutinised by at least one competitor pharmacy and sometimes even the ACCC. Case Study: Just last year for example,...

How to transfer prescriptions the right way

How to transfer prescriptions the right way

On 2 December 2015, the Parliament strengthened the rules relating to claims for pharmaceutical benefits under the National Health Act (Determination). The Determination provides that approved pharmacists must not make a claim for payment from the Commonwealth in...

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