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Pharmacy owners need to keep a close eye on whether the number of staff dispensing is in line with workload guidelines, says one authority In its latest circular, the Victorian …

Compounding was carried out on an open bench used to store food and drinks in one pharmacy, while others diluted commercial eye drops to create a non-sterile final product Pharmacies …

A pharmacy owner was “trying to find time” to dispose of multiple S8s that were found in a cardboard box and garbage bag in the dispensary The Victorian Pharmacy Authority …

Issues with some pharmacy DAA, RUM and Schedule 8 procedures, investigators report There remain issues with the compliance of some pharmacies with the procedures required by regulators, the Victorian Pharmacy …

Audit of pharmacy ownership arrangements fails to find signs of unlawful behaviour  Pharmacy ownership audits conducted by the Victorian Pharmacy Authority in 2020 failed to find any evidence of unlawful …

Authority sends strong message to all licencees about pharmacy ownership rules, with a warning about steep penalties Pharmacy licensees need to abide by the various legal obligations connected with ownership, …

There will be a relaxation of some of the usual regulations impacting pharmacy alterations during the pandemic, a regulator says  In its latest communique, the Victorian Pharmacy Authority flagged a …

Pharmacy licensees warned that cases of suspected serious breaches of drugs and poisons legislation will be referred to the Department of Health and could result in a prosecution Between August …

Authority looks into allegations of ‘serious deficiencies’ including use of expired materials, and warns of recurring non-compliance related to compounding and S8s In June and July this year, the Victorian …

The Victorian Pharmacy Authority has pointed out recent incidences of deficiencies in mandatory references In its January communique, the VPA says that earlier this month it considered several recent inspections …

Forward dispensing may increase the risk of pharmacy privacy breaches, authorities warn Regulators have again warned pharmacies over the need to ensure patient privacy and confidentiality, in even the most …

Regulators to focus on pharmacy ownership and franchise arrangements   The Victorian Pharmacy Authority is set to introduce an audit program this year that will focus on pharmacy business commercial arrangements, in …