Understand the regulatory requirements before you apply for a licence for a retail pharmacy in Singapore.
Under the Health Products (Licensing of Retail Pharmacies) Regulations 2016, a retail pharmacy must be licensed by HSA to supply by retail the following specified health products:
The licensed retail pharmacy must be under the control and management of a pharmacist in-charge (PIC) named in the pharmacy licence who meets the following criteria:
A licensed retail pharmacy can supply therapeutic products by wholesale without a wholesaler’s licence under the following circumstances:
You do not need a Form A Poisons Licence (FAPL) to deal in therapeutic products. However, you will need to apply for FAPL if you are dealing with other products containing poisons such as active pharmaceutical ingredients, laboratory reagents and veterinary products etc.
Licensed retail pharmacies and wholesalers can supply therapeutic products for animal use based on valid veterinary prescriptions or signed purchase orders from the following:
For more information or enquiries relating to veterinary products (products for animal use only), please consult the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS)' of NParks .
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