What are unlicensed medicines?

An unlicensed medicine is a product that doesn’t have a product license in the UK, but does have a product license in its country of origin.

Some medicines will not have a product license altogether, and these products are known as ‘Specials’ – an example of this being a specially-prepared liquid form of a medicine for someone who has difficulty swallowing the licensed tablets.

Here at Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd, we supply a wide range of high quality and competitively priced imported unlicensed medicines, specials and batch-made specials.

Our core customers include the following:

  • Community Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies (NHS & Private)
  • Dispensing Doctors.

We are constantly adding to our portfolio of unlicensed imported medicines which we source and import from all around the world to provide our customers with high quality products to meet patient’s needs.

Smartway Pharmaceutical Ltd understands that the true value of any pharmaceutical supply chain is in getting the right medicine to the right patient at the right time. This is especially challenging and important when dealing with unlicensed medicines because of the additional regulatory compliance required, the international nature of the supply chain and the specific and immediate needs of the patient.

Smartway’s state of the art supply chain and in-house expertise allows us to provide hospitals with a responsive and comprehensive sourcing service whilst also ensuring that all costs are carefully managed to the benefit of all our customers.

All customers are advised that:

  1. Unlicensed medication ordered from Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd. must be used to fulfil the needs of patients as per the specification of a doctor or other authorised prescriber on his personal responsibility
  2. They will inform Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd. of any adverse drug reaction reported.

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Smartway is an MHRA approved wholesaler of pharmaceutical products with Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (Human & Veterinary) issued by the British Government

Smartway is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). GPhC Registration No. 2068514. Pharmacy Registration No. 9010774

Smartway is in the list of non-ABPI member companies that voluntarily comply with the ABPI code of practice

Smartway has a Controlled Drug Licence (Schedule 2, 3, 4 [Part I & II] &5) issued by the Home Office department of the British Government

Smartway is an accredited supplier to the World Health Organization

Smartway is a proud member of both the London and Merton Chambers of Commerce