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DocMorris: Pharmacists’ nightmare is planning its next attack Askan Deutsch in an interview with dpa

Following DocMorris’s installation of the first prescription drug vending machine in Germany, dpa spoke with Askan Deutsch from FPS's Hamburg office about the years-long dispute on mail order prescriptions.“For years now, DocMorris has managed time and again to get its way,” noted the antitrust law expert, who feels that telephone consultations should be permitted as long as it does not carry an additional fee. However, the documentation requirements for prescription drugs could be an issue. “DocMorris seems to get around this because only the consultation takes place by video terminal and the drugs are mailed from a pharmacy to the respective location,” Deutsch told dpa.