A ‘Special’ is an unlicensed medicine available in the UK. Generally most medicines are licensed in the UK but to meet certain criteria for individual patients, the NHS allows the “tailor-made” manufacture of medicines.
Also if available, the importation of certain products from outside the UK.
A ‘Special’ may only be manufactured once a doctor has prescribed it for a patient and a pharmacist may only supply a ‘Special’ if no licensed alternative is available.
- A patient with allergies
- Difficulty with swallowing (dysphagia)
- On a liquid diet
- Tailor-made strengths or dosage form required
We deliver premium quality specials in the shortest time possible, to dispensing doctors, retail pharmacies and UK Hospitals nationwide.
We facilitate the production of unlicensed specials, which allows the manufacture of liquids, creams. ointments, tablets and capsules.