Selling Medicine: The Law
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the government agency responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. No product is risk-free. They keep watch over medicines and devices, and take any necessary action to protect the public promptly if there is a problem. Patient safety is the Agency’s prime consideration in any decision to give a medicine a Prescription Only Medicine, Pharmacy (P) or General Sales List (GSL) status.