DocMorris is again defeated in the dispute over medication from vending machines
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MANNHEIM (dpa-AFX) – According to a court ruling, the Dutch mail-order pharmacy DocMorris is not allowed to use a vending machine to place pharmacy-only drugs on the market. With its decision published on Thursday, the Administrative Court of Baden-Württemberg (VGH) declared a ban on this sales model by the Karlsruhe Regional Council to be lawful. The Mannheim judges rejected the appointment of the Swiss Zur Rose Group
The Federal Court of Justice had already confirmed the ban on pharmacy vending machines in competition law proceedings last year. The VGH now decided on the prohibition of the vending machine issued by the regional council, and thus on the administrative strand of the case.
In April 2017, DocMorris briefly started operating a machine in the converted rooms of a closed pharmacy in Hüffenhardt in northern Baden. Customers were able to contact a pharmacist in the Netherlands via “pharmaceutical video advice”. The drug then fell from a dispensing chute.
Pharmacy and prescription drugs for end use should only be placed on the market in a pharmacy or by way of permitted shipping, argued the 9th Senate of the VGH. DocMorris has no license to operate a pharmacy in Germany. It therefore depends on whether her distribution model can be regarded as a permissible form of mail-order business, which is covered by her Dutch mail-order business license. This is not the case here.
The appeal was denied. A complaint against the non-admission of the appeal can be lodged with the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig within one month of the delivery of the judgment (Ref .: 9 S 527/20) ./ jug / DP / he
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