General Pharmaceutical Council guidance on religion, personal values & beliefs – Law & Religion UK

‘The General Pharmaceutical Council – the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain – has published In practice: Guidance on religion, personal values and beliefs.’

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Law & Religion UK, 24th June 2017

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Professional Disciplinary Case Digest – Cloisters

‘A summary of legally noteworthy judicial reviews and High Court appeals regarding professional disciplinary panels and their decisions.’

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Cloisters, 11th May 2017

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UK medicines regulator says it is ‘completely impossible’ to control illegal online pharmacies – The Independent

Posted March 13th, 2017 in health, internet, licensing, medicines, news, pharmacists by sally

‘It is “completely impossible” to control the vast numbers of unlicensed pharmacies illegally selling drugs online, the British medical regulatory agency has warned.’

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The Independent, 12th March 2017

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‘Biggest crackdown’ on rogue pharmacists – BBC News

‘Nine pharmacists who sold drugs illegally have been banned from practice, after a BBC investigation led to the “biggest crackdown” in UK pharmaceutical history.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2016

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New pharmacy rules ‘should reduce dispensing mistakes’ – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2015 in consultations, health, medicines, mistake, news, pharmacists by sally

‘Health ministers want to introduce an airline-style error reporting system for the UK’s high street pharmacies.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2015

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Health system could benefit from greater pharmacist input if legal challenges can be addressed, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 18th, 2015 in doctors, health, news, pharmacists by sally

‘The health system in England could benefit if plans to involve pharmacists more in delivering treatments and care in GP surgeries are implemented, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 17th March 2015

Source: www.out-law.com

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la concurrence (Ministère public and another, interveners) (Case C-439/09) – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2011 in competition, EC law, law reports, pharmacists, sale of goods by sally

Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique SAS v Président de l’Autorité de la concurrence (Ministère public and another, interveners) (Case C-439/09); [2011] WLR (D) 359

“In the context of a selective distribution system, a contractual clause requiring sales of cosmetics and personal care products to be made in a physical space where a qualified pharmacist had to be present, resulting in a ban on the use of the internet for those sales, amounted to a restriction by object within the meaning of article 101(1)FEU of the FEU Treaty where it was apparent that that clause was not objectively justified. The block exemption provided for in article 2 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 2790/1999 of 22 December 1999 on the application of article 81(3) of the Treaty to categories of vertical agreements and concerted practices (OJ 1999 L336, p 21) did not apply to a selective distribution contract which contained a clause prohibiting de facto the internet as a method of marketing.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Suicide drugs could be made available over the counter if euthanasia laws are changed – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 5th, 2011 in euthanasia, news, pharmacists by sally

“Suicide drugs could be made available from pharmacists if assisted dying was legalised, two of Britain’s most highly-regarded legal and medical experts have claimed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Regina v Lee – WLR Daily

Posted June 28th, 2010 in appeals, law reports, medicines, pharmacists, self-employment by sally

Regina v Lee [2010] EWCA Crim 1404; [2010] WLR (D) 160

“The offence under s 85(5)(b) of the Medicines Act 1968 of selling or supplying a medicinal product which was misleadingly labelled or marked in respect of the nature or quality of the product, where such sale or supply was done by a person ‘in the course of a business carried on by him’, could not be committed by a person who was merely employed or engaged by the business which carried out the sale or supply, but was committed by the employer, namely the person or body carrying on the business.”

WLR Daily, 25th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

CPS publishes guidance on prosecuting Medicines Act offences where a dispensing error has occurred – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 24th, 2010 in Crown Prosecution Service, medicines, pharmacists, press releases by sally

“The Crown Prosecution Service has today published Legal Guidance to Crown Prosecutors on the prosecution of offences in the Medicines Act 1968, including where there has been a dispensing error by a pharmacist. This Legal Guidance has been agreed in consultation with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the Department of Health (DH).”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 21st June 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

New code allows religious pharmacists to opt out of prescribing contraception – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 26th, 2010 in contraception, medicines, news, pharmacists by sally

“The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the new industry regulator, has clarified guidelines in the revised code, which states that staff can opt out of handing out the pill or the morning after pill.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pharmacists attack ‘unfair law’ – BBC News

Posted June 17th, 2009 in medicines, news, pharmacists by sally

“Pharmacists are calling for a change in the law, which criminalises them for dispensing the wrong drug.”

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BBC News, 16th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk