Majors and Others

The MHRA Inspectorate are a busy bunch of people. With increasing numbers of new applications for WDA (H) licenses and a greater level of expectation on GDP standards, they have a lot of ground to cover – metaphorically and physically. So it should be little surprise...

Fitness to practice….consider your referees!

The GPhC consider a pharmacy professional fit to practice when they can demonstrate the skills, knowledge, character and health required to do their job safely and effectively. They describe fitness to practice as a person’s suitability to be on the register without...

Internet Pharmacy: Display the Logo or Face a Jail Sentence

                  As more and more of us are going online to purchase medicines there has been a worldwide growth in the number of internet pharmacies selling counterfeit (falsified) medicines. Oftensuch medicines are harmful as they may be substandard, not contain...

Free Online Course to Disaster

Yesterday I had a call from a distraught pharmacist who desperately wanted to know how to go about growing his new pharmaceutical wholesaling venture which he had set up with a friend.  Our conversation went as follows:   Caller: “We have applied for a MHRA wholesale...

When Europe acts as one but isn’t joined up.

For pretty much the whole of the last six months the team at PCL have been trying to make headway with certain issues thrown up by the EU Guidelines on GDP for Medicinal Products for Human Use (5th Nov 2013). On face value it is hugely helpful that there are common...