Becoming Distributors and Importers of Radio-Pharmaceuticals
A Radiopharma equipment distribution company approached Pharmacy Consulting Ltd (PCL) for support and advice concerning how they could become distributors, and importers of radio-pharmaceuticals. Due to the specialist nature of the products, it was decided that the company would not handle or store the products, and instead would engage specialist shippers and distributors on a sub-contract basis to handle the products between manufacturer and UK hospital customer.
The Pharmacy Consulting solution
A visit to the customer’s proposed office facilities was followed by providing practical assistance in drafting a set of working procedures that would meet UK requirements.
PCL made two contemporaneous MHRA License applications on the customer’s behalf, one to cover imports from outside the EU and one to cover imports from inside the EU, and attended the MHRA inspector’s visit which was successful.
PCL was then pleased to support the client’s management in establishing the UK business, in particular establishing the routines for non-EU imports where each individual importation has to be pre-notified to the MHRA.
Using PCL’s experience and expertise the initial MHRA license application was obtained at first attempt and the company were thus able to begin licensed UK based trading at the earliest possible juncture.