The Medicines Act Hits 40
News Oct 24, 2008
The Medicines Act brought most previous legislation on medicines together and also introduced a number of other legal provisions for the control of medicines. It was an enabling Act providing for a comprehensive system of licensing affecting manufacture, sale, supply and importation of medicinal products into the UK. It became unlawful to engage in these activities except in accordance with appropriate licences, certificates or exemptions.
The Medicines Act has had many years of success in safeguarding the health of people taking medicines. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recently embarked on a project to review the Act and its subordinate legislation.