The boss of pharmacies Zur Rose in court

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The boss of pharmacies Zur Rose in court


Indicted following a complaint from PharmaSuisse, he will have to answer in a trial in December, charges of violation of the law on drugs and unfair competition.


The criminal complaint filed against the boss of Zur Rose concerns in particular the online sale of drugs that do not require a prescription.


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The criminal complaint filed against the boss of Zur Rose concerns in particular the online sale of drugs that do not require a prescription.


The boss of pharmacies Zur Rose will have to answer in court for the charges of violation of the law on drugs and of unfair competition. He is charged following a complaint from PharmaSuisse. His trial will open on December 1 in Frauenfeld (TG).

The criminal complaint lodged by PharmaSuisse concerns the online sale of drugs that do not require a prescription as well as the payment of compensation to doctors who prescribe drugs electronically. The incriminated facts date back to a period from 2010 to 2015.

Significant turnover

As CEO, the defendant is responsible for the business model of the mail order sale of certain drugs, writes the District Court of Frauenfeld on Tuesday. Owner of the Zur Rose signs, pharmacy wholesaler and online drug seller, he achieved through this “significant turnover” and acquired “an advantage over the competition”, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in its act of ‘charge.

His company is also accused of violating the law on drugs by paying allowances to doctors. The Swiss association of pharmacists PharmaSuisse and the Swiss institute for the control of medicinal products Swissmedic have become civil parties. After the opening of the trial on December 1, eight more days of hearings are scheduled for January and March 2021.

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