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Dale and Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law Twelfth Edition

Dale and Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law Twelfth Edition

Edited by David H Reissner and Christopher A Langley



Guide to law and ethics for pharmacy practice in Great Britain

Published1st Jul, 2021
Page count600


Dale and Appelbe’s Pharmacy and Medicines Law is an invaluable resource for pharmacy professionals and students who need access to current information on British law relating to medicines, poisons and the practice of pharmacy. It covers law and professional regulation relating to human and veterinary medicines and poisons. Applicable to all branches of the pharmacy profession, publication is firmly established as the definitive reference work on this subject in the UK

This edition has been extensively restructured and revised to include all the most recent changes to pharmacy laws and regulation.

Updates include:

  • Revised and restructured new edition of a highly successful text
  • New chapters: introduction to the law, criminal and civil liability, medical devices, lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business, confidentiality, data protection, and more
  • Greater prominence to professional regulation and NHS chapters
  • Over 50 additional cases than in previous editions to illustrate application of law
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Legislation
  • Cases

Abbreviations and acronyms

1 Introduction to the law in Great Britain

2 The regulation of pharmacy and other healthcare professions

3 National Health Service law

4 Human medicines and medical devices: scope of regulations
5 Human medicines: the licensing system
6 Lawfully conducting a retail pharmacy business
7 Medicinal products subject to general sale
8 Human medicines: Pharmacy medicines
9 Human medicines: Prescription Only Medicines
10 Human medicines: exemptions from controls
11 Controlled drugs
12 Veterinary medicines
13 Human medicines: wholesale dealing and brokering
14 Human medicines: sale and supply of homoeopathic medicines
15 Herbal medicinal products
16 Human medicines: labelling, packaging and leaflets
17 Human medicines: advertising
18 Pharmacopoeias and compendia
19 Poisons, denatured alcohols and chemicals
20 Medical devices
21 Confidentiality and data protection
22 Professional conduct
23 Fitness to practise
24 Criminal and civil liability


The Standards for pharmacy professionals

Patient Group Directions

Schedule 1A to the Poisons Act: Regulated and Reportable Substances


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