This depends upon the terms and conditions of both the Wholesaler and the manufacturer. However, in general, we expect the current returns process will remain valid as long as the stock has not been decommissioned and the anti-tamper device is still intact.
Wholesalers and Distributors need to verify the status of any products returned to them to ensure it is authentic, and to confirm its ‘active’ status.
The United Kingdom formally departed from the European Union on 31st January 2020, entering into a Transition Period lasting until 31st December 2020.
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The use of the term “provide for” in Article 37(d) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161 means that an NMVO has to ensure that the National Competent Authorities (NCA), the EMA and the Commission are informed.
MHRA have confirmed with the UK Foreign Office that the Crown Dependencies of Jersey and Guernsey (including the other Channel Islands) and the Isle of Man are included within the FMD implementation. Gibraltar and all other British Overseas Territories e. g.
You can find the Delegated Regulation here.
For details of the scope of the regulation please check: FMD Delegated Regulation 2016_161
Where stakeholders are unclear on the legislation, for example whether types of medicine are in/out of scope, please contact DHSC/MHRA at fmd. safetyfeatures@mhra. gov. uk.