As of 1 July, anyone selling medicines online need to be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. On every web page, the seller must also display the new European common logo. Clicking on that logo takes a user through to a list of approved sellers. Whilst any retailer can sell a medicine […]
The General Pharmaceutical Council has published updated guidance on how fitness to practice cases should be decided. The committee will consider whether the pharmacist has shown any remorse or attempted to put the issue right, whether they had apologised, whether they had been honest to the committee, and whether they had tried to cover things […]
Pharmacies that provide services at a distance, such as over the Internet, must comply with new requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council. The pharmacy regulator wants to ensure pharmacy owners, staff and superintendents identify and manage risks when a patient is not present. The guidance looks at risk assessments, regular audits and managing websites, and […]
The Department of Health is consulting on whether to decriminalise dispensing errors made by pharmacists. The position of pharmacists being guilty of a crime for a deliberate act would remain. This issue has long been a concern for members of the pharmacy profession.
Paul Gershlick, Head of Life Sciences & Healthcare at Matthew Arnold & […]