Shopping centre pharmacy decision overturned

A Wodonga pharmacy will be able to supply pharmaceutical benefits from a “small shopping centre” after an appeal overturned the original application rejection by the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority.

The case hinged on whether the White Box Rise shopping centre could be defined as a ‘small shopping centre’ containing at least 15 other commercial establishments.

According to Item 133 of the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority Rules, the proposed premises need to be in a small shopping centre, there must be no approved premises in the