Pharmacy Law and Practice, Fifth Edition provides a straightforward and useable guide for students, practitioners, academics and others interested in pharmacy law and practice in the United Kingdom. This multi-dimensional book includes discussions of socio-political influences on legal developments to provide greater insight to the reader. It clearly sets out the background to regulatory issues together with simple and practical statements of what a pharmacist has to do to obey the law. As in previous editions, this book discusses topics thematically rather than by statute. It is a unique and reader-friendly guide that boils down the complex or difficult language of the law, describes the reasons behind it, and illustrates the application to pharmacy practice.
1. The National Health Service 2. Administration of the NHS 3. The Supply of NHS Pharmaceuticals 4. The Drug Tariff 5. Applications to Dispense NHS Prescriptions 6. Rural Dispensing 7. Prescription Charges 8. The Interests of the Public 9. Complaints and Discipline in the NHS 10. Retail Pharmacy 11. Manufacture and Licensing of Medicinal Products 12. Control on Sales of Medicines 13. Supplies and Deliveries 14. Unlicensed Products 15. Traditional and Alternative Medicine 16. Controlled Drugs 17. Labelling, Leaflets and Packaging 18. Poisons and Dangerous Substances 19. Patient Group Directions 20. Non-Medical Prescribing 21. Rights of Access 22. Confidentiality 23. Consent 24. The European Union