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Wholesale Dealers Licence (WDL or WL) has been replaced by Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA).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
“The training was informative, covering all areas.”Anonymous – Course Rating 10/10
/”Very informative and put in an easy to understand way. The course was explained so I can say i left feeling that I understood my role going forward. Thank you.Marie Wakeham – Course Rating 9/10
“Very informative and lots of opportunity to ask questions and speak with other people on the course.”Megan – Course Rating 10/10
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 informative. Thank you.
Informative and enjoyable. Lots of new avenues identified as resources. Thanks!
“Mr. Brian Lindsay has been a down to earth trainer. His approach to the GDP and training has been excellent, and i personally have gained a wealth of knowledge that made me appreciate what GDP actually means.”Mr Sanjay Budhdeo – Course rating 10/10
I am glad that I contacted Pharmacy Consulting Limited (PCL). Jackie Peck helped me in understanding all aspects of community and internet pharmacy. She was helpful in conducting survey, preparing business plan and negotiation with wholesalers etc. She was extremely approachable and provided invaluable advice. She was proactive in helping and was very flexible. I will highly recommend Pharmacy Consulting Limited to all especially young entrepreneurs. It is a money well spent.
” Very fun, interactive course. Trainer was very approachable.”Farhan Masoud – Course Rating 9/10