Dis-Chem Pharmacies Limited acquires Pure Pharmacy Holdings (Pty) Limited, witheffect from 01 October 2021, with the following conditions. The Competition Authority
have approved the transaction, with the following conditions, amongst others.
1. OPEN ACCESS CONDITION
1.1. For a period of 5 (five) years from the Implementation Date, the Merged Entity shall grant Third-Party Pharmacies Open Access to the Healthforce
Video Telemedicine Platform on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatorycommercial and pricing terms.
2. CONDITION RELATING TO INTER-OPERABILITY OF HEALTHFORCE
2.1. The Merged Entity shall ensure that the Healthforce Video Telemedicine Platform has the ability to be implemented in any Third-Party Retail
Pharmacy (subject to the Third-Party Retail Pharmacy meeting the minimum system requirements in terms of physical infrastructure and connectivity)
and that electronic patient health records and telemedicinefunctionality is readily available.
2.2. The Merged Entity shall not preclude any patient, having consulted via the Healthforce Video Telemedicine Platform at any of the Merged Entity’s
pharmacy stores, from filling their prescription at any other pharmacy store unaffiliated to the Merged Entity.
2.3. The Merged Entity shall ensure that the medical practitioners subscribing to Healthforce arenot restricted from subscribing to Competing Platforms.
2.4. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a medical practitioner (including but not limitedto medical doctors and nurses) is an employee of Healthforce,
the medical practitioner may as a consequence of the existence of an employment relationship with Healthforce, be restricted from subscribing to Competing Platforms.