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53 Sale or supply of medicinal products on general sale list. E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to any exemption conferred by or under this Part of this Act, on and after the appointed day no person shall, in the course of a business carried on by him, sell by retail, or offer or expose for sale by retail, or supply in circumstances corresponding to retail sale, any medicinal product on a general sale list elsewhere than at a registered pharmacy, unless the conditions specified in the following provisions of this section are fulfilled.

(2)The place at which the medicinal product is sold, offered, exposed or supplied as mentioned in the preceding subsection must be premises of which the person carrying on the business in question is the occupier and which he is able to close so as to exclude the public, unless either—

(a)the product is sold, offered, exposed for sale or supplied by means of an automatic machine and the product is a medicinal product in the automatic machines section of a general sale list, or

(b)the product is a veterinary drug.

(3)The medicinal product must have been made up for sale in a container elsewhere than at the place at which it is sold, offered, exposed for sale or supplied as mentioned in subsection (1) of this section and the container must not have been opened since the product was made up for sale in it.

(4)The business, so far as concerns the sale or supply of medicinal products, must be carried on in accordance with such conditions (if any) as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section.

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C1S. 53 excluded by S.I. 1978/1421

S. 53 excluded (19.10.1998) by S.I. 1980/1924, art. 6A (as inserted by S.I. 1998/2368, art. 2(c))

S. 53 excluded (9.8.2000) by S.I. 1980/1924, arts. 4A, 4B (as inserted by S.I. 2000/1919, art. 2(c))

S. 53 excluded (4.4.2003) by S.I. 1980/1924, arts. 4C, 4D (as inserted by S.I. 2003/697, art. 3)

S. 53 excluded (31.1.2004) by S.I. 1980/1924, art. 4AA (as inserted by S.I. 2004/1, art. 3)

C2S. 53 applied (1.1.1995) by S.I. 1994/3142, reg. 18(2)

S. 53 applied (31.3.1997) by S.I. 1997/322, reg. 34, Sch. 5

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