Pregabalin and Gabapentin

With everything going on at the moment it is easy to forget that there are things other than Brexit happening. An important one for the pharma supply chain is the scheduling of Pregabalin and Gabapentin as Class C, schedule 3 controlled drugs from 1st April 2019….

Have you considered buying Travel insurance after Brexit?

The Government is advising people that they must obtain their own travel insurance after Brexit. This is because the European Health Insurance Card the EHIC will disappear over night. This will also affect all the UK citizens who currently live abroad and take up...

What is the “10 day rule and when would I apply it ?

“ 10 day rule “  What is the ten day rule ? All  stakeholders in the medicines supply chain such as, wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals will have to  verify and decommission medicinal  products when they are supplied to the patient or a healthcare provider who is...

What are Anti-Tampering Devices “ATDs” ?

What is an Anti-Tampering device  “ATD”? An anti-tampering device “ATD”  is designed to be attached to all medicinal products placed on the market after the 9th of February to  aid the different stakeholders in the supply chain to check it is...

What is an Unique Identifier” UI ” ?

“UI” What is an Unique Identifier ? Unique Identifiers “UIs” are to be printed on all new packs, of mainly prescription medicines for human use, put on the market from the 9th February 2019 . The UI is in the form of a 2D data matrix, and (space permitting) in human...

After a ‘Hard Brexit’ would you like to be an RPi?

Do you want to be a Responsible Person (Import) “ RPi” ?  The role of the RPi is described in regulations 45AA & 45AB of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (as amended). The draft legislation is live but not yet approved by the Houses of Parliament. The RPi will...