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HMRC internal manual

Duty Free Spirits Guidance

Technical Guidance: What are medicinal products?

Medicinal products are defined by Council Directive 65/65 EEC as:

  • any substance or combination of substances presented for treating or preventing disease in human beings or animals; or
  • any substance or combination of substances which may be administered to human beings or animals with a view to making a medical diagnosis or to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions in human beings or animals.

In the UK, the agency responsible for regulating medicines is the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Details can be found at .