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UK Government Given Additional Powers to Control NHS Medicine Prices

The new Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Act 2017 came into force on 27 April 2017, giving the Department of Health greater powers to control the cost of medicines supplied to the National Health Service (NHS). The cost of branded medicines supplied to the NHS is regulated through two mechanisms – the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation

Scottish government to reform approval process for new end-of-life and orphan medicines

The Scottish government has announced plans to implement the 28 recommendations proposed in an independent review of access to new end-of-life, orphan and ultra-orphan medicines by patients in Scotland, published in a report on 14 December 2016. The recommendations aim to further improve the process by which these types of medicines, in particular ultra-orphan products,

New UK Registration Requirements for Online Medicine Retailers

From 1 July 2015, any UK-based online retailer that sells medicines to consumers in the UK or any EU or European Economic Area (EEA) country must be registered with the UK competent authority, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). They must also display the EU common logo for online retailers and pharmacies, together