Ethical Guidelines on Ownership of Pharmacy and Dispensing by Doctors 2019

12 Dec 2019

The AMA believes that patient access and convenience in obtaining medications that they require can be improved by doctors (medical practitioners) being permitted to own pharmacies provided such ownership is managed ethically, addresses conflicts of interests and maintains the clear distinction between prescribing and dispensing. The updated Ethical Guidelines on Ownership of Pharmacy and Dispensing by Doctors 2019 will assist doctors who have a direct financial interest in a pharmacy to manage potential conflicts of interest, to maintain their patients’ trust and to preserve public confidence in the wider medical profession.