Loophole gives ‘distribution’ pharmacies unfair advantage

Concerns have been raised about a possible loophole in the pharmacy approval process that allows retail stores to trade in light industrial areas.

An outer Sydney pharmacist recently contacted Pharmacy News, saying they were “shocked to find a newly opened pharmacy established amongst other bulky goods retailers - furniture, bedding, electrical….” 

The pharmacist said this was the second such case they were aware of, and industry sources say it is an increasingly common occurrence.

A number of Pharmacy Guild of Australia sources told Pharmacy News that