The impact of the Consumer Protection Act on pharmacists

Karen du Toit, Evert van Eeden


The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 has had far-reaching consequences for suppliers of goods and services in South Africa. The implementation of the Act has important implications for all suppliers who enter into ‘consumer transactions’. This article aims to stimulate awareness of the legal consequences of the Act arising from day-to-day situations occurring in the pharmacy, and to highlight the compliance obligations that the Act creates for pharmacists.

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Karen du Toit, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Evert van Eeden, Van Eeden Inc., Pretoria, South Africa

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Consumer Protection Act; Pharmacy; Goods; Services; Transactions

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South African Medical Journal 2014;104(11):738-740. DOI:10.7196/SAMJ.8488

Article History

Date submitted: 2014-05-26
Date published: 2014-07-01

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