Smartway Unlicensed Medicines is a dedicated business unit of Smartway Pharmaceuticals Limited, an established UK based company which holds a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (Human & Veterinary) issued by the MHRA, Controlled Drug Licence (Schedules 2-5) issued by the Home Office and MS licence which allows importation of products from outside the EU.

 The Unlicensed Medicine division oversees supplies to pharmacies, dispensing doctors and NHS hospital of: 

  • Unlicensed Imports
  • Specials
  • Special Obtains
  • Veterinary Specials

To comply with the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 No1916 Part 10 Reg167 supplies of unlicensed medication to pharmacist’s or doctors will ONLY be made:

  • To fulfil the needs of patients as per the specification of a doctor or other authorized prescriber on his personal responsibility
  • Adverse reactions will be reported immediately to Smartway Pharmaceuticals and that the communication will be titled *URGENT – ADVERSE REACTION REPORT*

Exclusive Products

An established UK based company which holds a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (Human & Veterinary) issued by the MHRA, Controlled Drug Licence (Schedules 2-5) issued by the Home Office and MS licence which allows importation of products from outside the EU.

Unlicensed Imports / Medicines

Doctors may sometimes prescribe unlicensed medicines. A medicine is classified as unlicensed when it doesn't have a marketing authorisation in the UK. Pharmacists arrange to get an unlicensed medicine from a supplier that imports the product from another country where a preparation exists. E.g. a product that has a local license in USA can be imported into the UK as an unlicensed medicine and can be prescribed by a doctor if no licensed alternative exists.

Specials

Specials are medicines that do not have a marketing authorisation anywhere in the world. They are specifically made for each individual patient in the dosage form that best suits an individual patient. Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd can supply you with an extensive range of high quality, bespoke specials to meet all of your patient’s clinical needs Choice of over 10,000 different formulations Manufactured in a state of the art GMP approved laboratory Free next day delivery in the UK if order placed before 5PM

Special Obtains

Special Obtains are lines that are not readily available at main-line wholesalers and not always obvious where to source. Generally a special obtain is any product listed within the Chemist and Druggist Directory or Drug Tariff which is not a stock line at the mainline wholesalers. Certain gluten-free products, continence appliances, colostomy, tracheostomy, wound healing, scaring and certain vitamins can all be classified under Special Obtains. By working with our supply partners, we can obtain for these lines for you.

Veterinary Specials

Our vet Specials meet the special needs of an individual animal or group of animals that require an unlicensed medicinal product when there is no licensed alternative.

So if you’re a vet surgeon looking to outsource your unlicensed medicine requirements then why not give us a call today.

Smartway Unlicensed medicines can assist in obtaining all forms of Unlicensed Medicines, whether it needs to be specially made or imported in from another country. You need, we supply!

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