Product strategy and supply
Special Products Limited sources and supplies a range of high quality batch manufactured unlicensed medicines for patients with special clinical requirements. Many of our products are used in niche disease areas such as for neurological and metabolic diseases. In addition to this, we develop formulations for specialised patient groups, particularly for neonatal and paediatrics. Our products are available in a wide range of presentations, supported by our in-house medical information service and with patient friendly packaging
The commercial production of each formulation is contracted out to an appropriate manufacturer with a UK Manufacturer’s “Specials” Licence (MS). Each “special” comes with a proven shelf-life, a batch number and a Certificate of Analysis and is labelled in accordance with the British Pharmacopoeia monograph on unlicensed medicines (Supplementary Chapter V). In addition, a product information sheet and administration devices (e.g. an oral syringe) may be provided where appropriate.
All our products are manufactured in compliance with the European Commission’s “Notes for guidance on minimizing the risk of transmitting animal spongiform encephalopathy agents via medicinal products” and any subsequent updates.
As part of our care for patients, comprehensive files of published scientific references and Certificates of Analysis are available to hospital consultants, GPs, pharmacists, specialist nurses and other healthcare workers including information on how to administer some of the products.
Our Medical Information Department deals with queries from healthcare professionals. It should be noted that we do not supply our products directly to the public nor do we provide any product information to non-healthcare professionals.
As one of the UK’s major suppliers of special medicinal products, our staff are committed to providing the best possible standards of service and support, from the moment we take an order through to a delivery schedule on which you can depend.