SAMJ: South African Medical Journal
On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
DU TOIT, K and VAN EEDEN, E. The impact of the Consumer Protection Act on pharmacists. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2014, vol.104, n.11, pp. 738-740. ISSN 2078-5135. http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/SAMJ.8488.
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.