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La consultora Nicholas Hall considera como secundario al mercado de América Latina a pesar de que en este continente se encuentran una gran cantidad de países “Farmergentes”, según la definición de IMS. www.nicholashall.com

Por eso, para difundir noticias de la región a través de su newsletter se limita a cortar, pegar y traducir. Así, difunde información confusa sobre políticas y decisiones ajenas a los países centrales y difíciles de interpretar fuera del derecho anglosajón.

La última perlita fue la noticia que difundió Pharmabiz acerca de una medida tomada por un juzgado de Capital Federal que inhibe a vender medicamentos fuera de farmacias.

Nichollas Hall dice que “la suprema corte ha rechazado…”.

La Suprema Corte de Justicia es la instancia suprema de decisión judicial en la Argentina y todavía falta avanzar muchos peldaños para que los diversos y contrapuestos reclamos judiciales alcancen dicha instancia.

En primer lugar, el fallo del Juzgado Nº 13 en lo Contencioso y Tributario de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires se expidió sobre el reclamo interpuesto por la Confederación Farmacéutica Argentina (COFA) que reclama se cumpla la ley 17.565. https://www.pharmabiz.net/?p=11687

Sin embargo, dicho fallo todavía no es definitivo. Esta decisión ya fue apelada por la Unión de Kioskeros de la República Argentina (UKRA). Ver fallo completo.

Y aún así, si el resultado de esta apelación fuera contraria para la UKRA, dicha asociación todavía puede acudir ante el Tribunal Superior de Justicia –la máxima autoridad judicial en la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.

Asimismo, si dicha instancia volviera a resultar negativa, la UKRA puede acceder al último peldaño que es el de la Corte Suprema de la Nación.

A su vez hay que señalar que este no es el único reclamo legal que se ha interpuesto.

Hay otro fallo vigente que es el de la jueza en lo Contencioso, Administrativo y Tributario, Elena Liberatori.

En diciembre pasado, Liberatori autorizó a través de una medida cautelar a un particular –el kiosco propiedad de Olga Bernabé a comercializar medicamentos que no necesitan receta en todo tipo de negocios.

Afirmó que la ciudad de Buenos Aires es autónoma y por tanto puede decidir si adhiere o no a la ley 17.565.

Esta decisión no fue apelada por el Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, aunque la jueza Liberatori continúa estudiando el tema de fondo.

Hay que aclarar además que hay distintas instancias de reclamos.

A la vez que se plantean los dos reclamos mencionados dentro de la justicia de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, hay distintas iniciativas iniciadas en el ámbito de la Justicia Nacional.

Es así, que más allá de los dos reclamos que siguen adelante con marchas y contramarchas en la ciudad de Buenos Aires, coexisten cerca de cuatro presentaciones en la Justicia Nacional.

En conclusión: debido al complejo entramado judicial y a la gran cantidad de presentaciones superpuestas,  que la decisión final será tomada en el largo plazo.

Nicholas Hall Newsletter (10/06/2011):

OTC MASS MARKET SALES BANNED IN Bs As

ARGENTINA: The Supreme Court has rejected an application filed by the Union de Kiosqueros de la Republica Argentina (the Argentinean Association of Kiosk Attendants) requesting that Buenos Aires be exempt from a national law banning the sale of OTCs outside of pharmacies. Although the law was implemented in 2009, in January 2011 a Buenos Aires magistrate signed a provisional measure permitting OTCs to be sold in kiosks in the Argentinean capital.

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Copy-Paste, and Confusion

Wednesday 15th, July 2011

The consulting firm Nicholas Hall seems to think that the Latin America Market is of little importance even though many of Pharmerging countries are located there, according to the IMS definition. www.nicholashall.com

Because of this, to spread news from the region of Latin America by way of their newsletter, they limit themselves to cutting, pasting and translating.  This recently spread confusing information about policies and decisions that are foreign to the central countries and very difficult to understand outside of English Common Law.

The last “jewel” was the news spread by Pharmabiz about a measure taken by a Magistrate in the city of Buenos Aires that prohibits selling medicine outside of pharmacies.

Nicholas Hall says : Nicholas Hall Newsletter (06/10/2011)

OTC MASS MARKET SALES BANNED IN Bs As

ARGENTINA: The Supreme Court has rejected an application filed by the Union de Kiosqueros de la Republica Argentina (the Argentinean Association of Kiosk Attendants) requesting that Buenos Aires be exempt from a national law banning the sale of OTCs outside of pharmacies. Although the law was implemented in 2009, in January 2011 a Buenos Aires magistrate signed a provisional measure permitting OTCs to be sold in kiosks in the Argentinean capital.

The Supreme Court is the highest power in Argentine legal decision making, and several steps need to be taken before the many and varied judicial complaints reach there.

In the first place, the ruling of the Magistrate N 13 of the city of Buenos Aires was expedited with relation to the complaint filed by the Argentinean Pharmaceutical Confederation (COFA) which demands that the law 17.565 is carried out. https://www.pharmabiz.net/?p=11687

However, this ruling is not definite.  This decision has already been appealed by The Argentine Union of Kiosk owners (UKRA).

And even so, if the result of this appeal is ruled against UKRA, this association could still appear before The Superior Court of Justice, the highest judicial authority in the city of Buenos Aires.

In the same way, if this appeal is also ruled negative the UKRA would still have, as an option, the National Supreme Court.

It should also be pointed out that this is not the only legal complaint that has been filed.

There is another ruling in effect which comes from Judge Elena Liberatori from Litigious, Administrative and Tax Court.

Last December, Judge Liberatori authorized a preliminary injunction allowing Olga Bernabé, to continue selling over-the-counter medicine in her kiosk.

The judge affirmed that the city of Buenos Aires is autonomous and therefore can decide whether or not it follows the law 17.565.

This decision was not appealed by the government of the city of Buenos Aires, although Judge Liberatori continues making an in depth study of the issue.

It must also be said that there are several legal arenas in which to litigate.

At the same time that these two complaints are being argued within the courts of Buenos Aires, there are several initiatives currently running at the national level.

Aside from the two cases that are continuing with both progress and regress in the city of Buenos Aires, there are four more in the national courts.

Because of the complex and tangled judicial system and the large amount of simultaneous presentations, the final decision will be made over the long term.

Nicholas Hall Newsletter (06/10/2011):

OTC MASS MARKET SALES BANNED IN Bs As

ARGENTINA: The Supreme Court has rejected an application filed by the Union de Kiosqueros de la Republica Argentina (the Argentinean Association of Kiosk Attendants) requesting that Buenos Aires be exempt from a national law banning the sale of OTCs outside of pharmacies. Although the law was implemented in 2009, in January 2011 a Buenos Aires magistrate signed a provisional measure permitting OTCs to be sold in kiosks in the Argentinean capital.

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