Archive for the 'pharmacists' Category

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

“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.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2011


Regina v Lee – WLR Daily

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


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

“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).”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 21st June 2010


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

“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.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 25th March 2010


Pharmacists attack ‘unfair law’ – BBC News

“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


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