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Dale & Appelbe's Pharmacy and Medicines Law

Dale & Appelbe is the definitive guide to law relating to pharmacy and medicines practice in Great Britain. First published in 1976, it has become established as the standard reference work and student textbook on this subject in the UK.

How Dale & Appelbe will help you

  • Gives you fast, easy access to the latest changes to medicines law
  • Keeps you in touch with the latest professional updates from the GPhC
  • Explains how changes to pharmacy and medicines law impact upon pharmacy practice
  • Includes news of the latest structural changes to the NHS, keeping you up to date


All the content is revalidated, revised, and updated on a regular basis.

Who should use this resource?

  • Pharmacy undergraduates
  • Pre-registration pharmacists
  • Pharmacy lecturers
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Practising pharmacists

Key coverage includes:

  • Sources of law
  • Human medicines:
    • scope of regulation
    • the licensing system
    • advertising
  • Pharmacy businesses
  • Human medicines:
    • pharmacy medicines
    • general sale medicines
    • prescription only medicines
    • exemptions from controls
    • wholesale dealing
    • sale and supply of homoeopathic medicines
    • herbal medicines
    • prohibitions for protection of the purchaser
    • labelling, packaging, leaflets and identification
    • pharmacopoeias and compendia
  • Veterinary medicines
  • Controlled drugs
  • Poisons
  • Alcohol and denatured alcohol
  • Chemicals
  • Miscellaneous legislation affecting pharmacy
  • Pharmacy regulation
  • Professional conduct
  • Fitness to practise
  • Regulation of other health professions
  • NHS law and organisation

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