1. Subject to the second paragraph, an owner pharmacist may not, in a calendar year, procure generic medications entered on the list of medications from the same manufacturer in excess of 50% of the monetary value of all the generic medications purchased by the pharmacist during that year.
The purchase limit may be exceeded by a maximum of 5 percentage points during a calendar year. In such a case, the 50% purchase limit is reduced accordingly the following calendar year. However, the 50% limit may not be exceeded the calendar year following the one in which it was reduced.