Statutory Instruments

The Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 2008

The purposes of these Regulations are—

(a) to bring certain of the terminology used in the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 (as amended) into line with that in the Pharmacy Act 2007 (No. 20 of 2007);

(b) to facilitate the control of medicinal products as such products in their own right and not as scheduled poisons as has been the case to date. The passing of the Pharmacy Act 2007, including the amendments made by section 74 of that Act to the Poisons Act 1961 (No. 12 of 1961), has enabled the exclusion from the scope of the Poisons Act, of all of those substances the sole use of which is as a medicinal product;

(c) to make certain amendments to the Medicinal Products (Prescription and Control of Supply) Regulations 2003 (as amended) in order to make the provisions of those Regulations clearer as between the controls that have their origin in these Regulations and those that follow the assignment of the various sub-category classifications by the Irish Medicines Board in its granting of marketing authorisations;

(d) to make certain changes to the controls applicable to certain liquid preparations containing paracetamol with a view to making the controls clearer; and

(e) to update the list of medicinal products that may be supplied to the various grades of ambulance personnel (i.e. advanced paramedics, paramedics and emergency medical technicians) for use in the course of their work in pre-hospital emergency care

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