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Drugs Rules & Policies

Pharmacy Rules & Policies

Certification of premises

(1) No person shall, whether on his or her own behalf or on behalf of another person or persons, carry on in any premises a business which includes the compounding, dispensing, storing for sale or selling, either by wholesale or retail, of drugs on any premises unless—
(a) the Council has issued under subsection (2) a certificate in respect of the suitability of the premises as a pharmacy;
(b) the premises have been registered as a pharmacy; and
(c) the pharmacy operated on the premises is under the immediate control, management and supervision of a pharmacist.

(2) A certificate for the purposes of subsection (1)(a) shall be issued by the secretary upon application made to the Council in a manner approved by the Minister and payment of the prescribed fee.

(3) An application under subsection (2) shall contain such particulars, if any, respecting the premises as the Council may require.

(4) A certificate issued under subsection (2) is not transferable.

Sale, etc., of drugs

(1) No person shall compound, dispense, or sell by wholesale or retail, any drug unless—
(a) the compounding, dispensing or selling is effected—
(i) on premises registered under section 17,
(ii) by a registered pharmacist, or
(iii) by a medical practitioner, a dentist or a veterinary surgeon registered in accordance with the provisions of the Medical Practitioners, Dentists and Veterinary Surgeons Registration Act, Chapter 189;
(b) in the case of selling by wholesale, the sale is effected by or under the control or supervision of a pharmacist;
(c) where the drug that is being compounded, dispensed or sold is a poison, section 21(4) is complied with; and
(d) all prescribed requirements, if any, have been complied with.

(2) Prescriptions from a registered family nurse practitioner shall be dispensed only at a Government Dispensary.

For details on Pharmacy Act visit Laws of Grenada