Statutory Instruments

The Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2005

The purpose of these Regulations is to update the controls in respect of the supply of medicinal products as set out in the Medicinal Products ( Prescription and Control of Supply ) Regulations 2003 ( S.I. No. 540 of 2003 )

The Regulations provide for: (a) clarification with regard to the administration of medicinal products; (b) clarification of the role of authorised persons with regard to supervision of the supply of prescription – only medicinal products; (c) the availability of certain medicinal products in non – pharmacy outlets; (d) further restrictions on certain medicinal products containing Isotretinoin; (e) clarification on the record keeping requirements in respect of pharmacies; (f) the exemption of non – prescription medicinal products from the prohibition on the sale of medicinal products by mail order; (g) the extension of the availability of fluorescein sodium to optometrists and dispensing opticians for professional use; (h) the availability and use of certain medicinal products by various grades of ambulance personnel; (i) the addition of certain products to the schedules of prescription only medicinal products; (j) the correction of certain minor errors and omissions which have come to light since publication of the principal Regulations

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