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Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain v Boots Cash Chemists Ltd [1953]

Facts

  • Boots implemented a new checkout system, which involved taking pharmaceuticals off the shelves and taking them to a checkout to pay for them (much like we do today)
  • It was illegal to sell pharmaceuticals without the supervision of a pharmacist

Issue

  • Was Boots’ new system illegal; where was the contract buy brand xanax europe made when purchasing an item in a shop

Decision

  • Not illegal

Reasoning

  • Products on shelves only constitute invitations to treat
  • Both the offer to purchase and acceptance of the offer occur at the till, where a pharmacist may supervise the transaction
  • The cashier under supervision from the pharmacist may refuse the transaction
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