Lithium carbonate added to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK

Lithium carbonate added to the list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK

September 8, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced that all strengths of Lithium carbonate tablets have been added to the list of medicines which must not be parallel exported from the UK. The additional restrictions came into place from 7th September 2020.

View the latest list of medicines that cannot be parallel exported from the UK (updated 07/09/20)

The list, will continue to be reviewed on an ongoing basis, to include any product that meets the following criteria:

  1. the medicine is required to meet the needs of UK patients;
  2. the medicine is either being parallel exported or is at threat of being parallel exported; and
  3. the export of that medicine is either contributing to, or may contribute to, a shortage of that medicine in the UK.



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