The main concerns with regard to possible defects of medicinal products and the substances used in their manufacture or packaging.
Medicinal products seized within the week running from the 23rd-30th June, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) seized 285,000 medicines and medical devices which were valued at almost £1,000,000.
Import Licensed Human Medicine – Prior to importation of a licensed medicine applications for the relevant Licence(s) must be completed and submitted which may include one or more of the following:
An Introduced Product is an unlicensed medicine which can be imported from a country other than an approved country for import to be exported to a country other than an approved country for import, or if imported from a non-EEA country into Northern Ireland for export back to a country outside the EEA.
For the distribution of medicines and healthcare products, a licence, authorisation or registration is required depending on the type of activity.
There is a new MHRA Green Guide Update 2022 updated edition of the Rules and Guidance for Pharmaceutical Distributors called the MHRA Green Guide.