Countdown pharmacy case could render 308 pharmacy licences invalid

Countdown pharmacy case could render 308 pharmacy licences invalid
Countdown decision has wide ranging implications. (Image: Supplied)
Greg Hurrell
The Ministry of Health says 308 pharmacies would have invalid licences to operate if a high court ruling against Countdown pharmacies stands.In a July 21 judgement, Justice Cheryl Gwyn ruled pharmacies operated by Countdown supermarkets can continue to operate until the outcome of an appeal is resolved. GDL Rx No 8 Ltd (RX8), a company that operates Countdown pharmacies in Wainuiomata and Grey Lynn, filed an appeal on July 13. On the same day, Justice Gwyn granted Countdown pharmacies an interim stay of her June 15 ruling that their l...

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