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Contents (2008 - 392)
Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 November 2017 at 17:32)
48   Supply by pharmacists of benzylpenicillin for use in animals
(1)  This clause applies to benzylpenicillin, including procaine penicillin, in preparations for use by intramuscular injection in animals.
(2)  A pharmacist may supply benzylpenicillin otherwise than on prescription to a person who satisfies the pharmacist that it is needed for the urgent treatment of an animal and that, under the circumstances, it is not practicable to obtain a prescription authorising its supply.
(3)  A pharmacist must not supply benzylpenicillin:
(a)  to any person who is under 18 years of age, or
(b)  to any person who is unknown to the pharmacist.
(4)  Subclause (3) (b) does not prevent a pharmacist from supplying benzylpenicillin to a person who is unknown to the pharmacist if it is supplied in the presence of a person who is known to the pharmacist and who satisfies the pharmacist that he or she knows the person being supplied.