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The government has published its response to the consultation on legal requirements for the provision of information related to the sales and purchases of health service products.
The government made some changes to its proposals in response to issues and concerns raised by respondents. These are set out in the response document.
The finalised regulations, explanatory memorandum and impact assessment have been published.
The government is seeking views on draft requirements for the provision of information related to the sales and purchases of health service products.
The proposed regulations cover medicines, medical supplies and other related products that are used in the NHS.
The main requirements include:
- manufacturers, importers and wholesalers to provide quarterly information about sales and purchases of generic medicines and special medicinal products
- those involved in the supply chain to record, keep and provide on request information related to sales and purchases of health service medicine, medical supplies and other related products
- marketing authorisation holders, manufacturers and importers to tell government about any discontinuation and supply shortages of medicines
Draft regulations and a draft impact assessment have been published alongside this consultation.