The Need for a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation for Medicinal Products – WDA
Wholesale Dealers Licence (WDL or WL) has been replaced by Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA). Anyone in the UK who procures, stores or supplies medicines (including export) must apply to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for an Authorisation. There are two types of Authorisation that can be obtained, depending upon the intended use of the medicinal products you wish to distribute, Human or Veterinary. Any company or individual wishing to wholesale deal (defined as selling, supplying or procuring to anyone other than the end-user) medicinal products within the EU must hold a WDA. As a result of the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/eu) that came into force in January 2013, the GDP Guidelines were updated and replaced with the Guidelines of 5 November 2013 on Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use (2013/C 343/1). WDA applications or variations are now made via the MHRA portal.
Why Consider Us for WDA?
Pharmacy Consulting Limited has been offering services to new UK Medicinal Wholesale Distributors since 2006. We offer a ‘one stop shop’ consultancy on how to comply with the current guidelines, apply for an authorisation or a variation to an existing authorisation. Companies wishing to become Wholesale Distributors of Medicines (including pharmacies) need to apply to the MHRA to obtain a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation covering the category, or categories of medicines they wish to distribute. If they also intend to import medicines the appropriate type of licence application must be made relevant to the source country/ies from which such medicines will come. Before making an application, applicants need to have suitable secure premises for the storage of medicines and have developed a set of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that detail exactly how the various company medicines handling processes and procedures will work. These must comply with Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for medicines. We can advise on premise requirements and suitability and help customers to prepare a set of suitable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). We also send our Senior Consultant along to the MHRA Pre-licensing Inspection to help with questions from the MHRA Inspector. For further information contact us.
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“Excellent training, thorough explanations and enjoyable throughout.”David Lane – Course Rating 9/10
“Very interactive, answered all my questions and pointers in the right direction.”Ade – Course Rating 9/10
This session has been very informative and an eye opener. Jackie was excellent in her delivery.
I found the information very useful and interesting. I will use the information given in the future for orders I do and also to check all relevant procedures that are needed.
The training was delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The elements of the training were explained in a clear and concise manner and the course was tailored around your individual requirements. The day was enjoyable and I would not hesitate to use your company again.Tracy Tollervey from CPG – Logistic.
The GPD session at PCL enabled me to focus on the really important things when it comes to getting your wholesale licence.Dawn structured the workshop in a very lively and interactive way so it is easy to follow and to use her ideas for your own business. It was very helpful, I decided to book the Audit training too.
Very good informative trainer, excellent delivery on a rather dull topic. Kept our interest well which helped with learning. Jackie answered every questions I had. Thank you
“Well structured and presented course. Puveshni was very knowledgeable in the field and benefited her experience.”Abdirahman – Course Rating 10/10
Very interesting presentation which allowed me to gain a proper overview of the GDP process.Isatec on site training – Jack Shock
“Excellent delivery and trainer is very knowledgeable.”Anonymous – Course Rating 10/10