Brexit… it’s getting closer…

Ivowen Limited have provided some practical guidance and documents below, which may help you prepare for Brexit for products authorised by the DCP and MRP procedures.

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Do you still need to change your MAH(s) in any of the EU Member States because of Brexit?

If so, refer to the following updated guidance issued in January 2019 which details the documentation and requirements to submit a Marketing Authorisation Holder transfer:

CMDh guidance on Brexit, Jan 2019

If you need any clarification or support to complete a Marketing Authorisation Holder transfer, Ivowen Limited will gladly assist you in a timely manner.  Contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

 

Is the UK your current RMS?

If so, you need to initiate an RMS switch as soon as possible. The guidance issued in July 2018 along with the template issued in June 2018 is required to complete this process. This template needs to be completed and sent to a specific e-mail address at the proposed new RMS. The list of contacts points to send the completed template is provided below:

Guidance:

CMDh guidance on changing RMS

Template for RMS change

List of RMS contacts can be found in the excel spread sheet in the link Contact Points, which can be found here:

MS contact points

If you need any clarification or support a RMS switch, Ivowen Limited will gladly assist you in a timely manner.  Contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

 

 

Do you need to change your UK batch release site, etc., if it currently within the UK?

If so, you can refer to the updated guidance document issued in December 2018, which provides information on the type of variation that is required to change functions such as batch release site(s), QC testing site(s), packaging site(s), deletion of site(s) for batch release and changes to the QP for Pharmacovigilance (QPPV) and PSMF where these functions still reside within the UK:

CMDh practical guidance for Brexit & DCP/MRP

If you need any clarification or support to complete variations to support changes needed as a result of Brexit, Ivowen Limited will gladly assist you in a timely manner.  Contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

 

Do you supply product to Cyprus?

If so, the Cypriot Competent Authority has issued a newsletter to Stakeholders on the 14 January 2019 which lists 105 products authorised via an exceptional marketing authorisation affected by Brexit which are considered critical. The Drugs Council in Cyprus recommends that pharmaceutical companies register these products via an exceptional marketing authorisation using another reference state other that the UK.

Cyprus list of essential medicines

If you need any clarification or support to complete an Exceptional Marketing Authorisation to avoid no supply of these critical products on the Cypriot market, Ivowen Limited will gladly assist you in a timely manner.  Contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

 

 Written by Marian Winder

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