Before you REACH for your CHIPS get the SDS

In a recent case a supplier of biologically active products for clinical trials was reported to the HSE for not supplying Safety Data Sheets (SDS) to their client. Under the CHIP or Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002, suppliers...

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...

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...

Preventing Fake Medicines Entering the Supply Chain

In the developing countries, poor healthcare infrastructure and a high demand for medicines has led to a proliferation of criminal gangs specialising in the counterfeiting of drugs. In the UK there have been several incidents of falsified medicines entering the NHS...