Guidance

Best practice in the labelling and packaging of medicines

This guidance document sets out the legal framework for labelling and packaging as described in UK and EU legislation and gives best practice for producing medicines labelling and packaging.

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Best practice guidance on the labelling and packaging of medicines

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As part of a move towards an increase in self-regulation in medicines labelling and packaging, this document has been developed to help those responsible for labelling and packaging artwork. It sets out the legal framework for labelling and packaging as described in UK and EU legislation.

It also describes best practice in labelling and packaging and reflects the expectations of healthcare professionals, patients and regulators around reduction in medication errors, and safe selection and use of medicines.

This document is guidance and not a legal interpretation of the requirements of EU or UK legislation.

Published 29 December 2014