Fitness to practice….consider your referees!

The GPhC consider a pharmacy professional fit to practice when they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, character and health required to do their job safely and effectively. They describe fitness to practice as a person’s suitability to be on the register without...

Before you REACH for your CHIPS get the SDS

In a recent case a supplier of biologically active products for clinical trials was reported to the HSE for not supplying Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to their client. Under the CHIP or Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002, suppliers...

Internet Pharmacy: Display the Logo or Face a Jail Sentence

                  As more and more of us are going online to purchase medicines there has been a worldwide growth in the number of internet pharmacies selling counterfeit (falsified) medicines. Oftensuch medicines are harmful as they may be substandard, not contain...

Distance Selling Pharmacies: Providing Enhanced and Advanced Services

One question we get asked time and time again with regard to Distance Selling Pharmacies is can you provide Enhanced and Advanced services from the premises? The answer is yes! But……. Although distance-selling pharmacies may provide advanced and/or enhanced services...

Get in right first time!

Despite the exception from the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) for new Distance Selling Pharmacy contracts, the application process is a tricky one and unless every detail is thought through you could be opening yourself up to representations being made against...