What are Specials

A Special also known as a personalised medicine, is an unlicensed medicine prescribed to meet the individual clinical need of a patient when a suitable licensed medicine is not available.

For specific patient need

It all starts with a problem: a patient who can’t tolerate a standard dose; a patient that needs a different concentration or strength; a patient who has an allergic reaction to common drug excipients; a patient with dysphagia or swallowing difficulties; a much-needed drug that’s in short supply or discontinued, a drug that is not yet licenced or only licensed in another country. For whatever reason a personalised medicine can provide a solution.

Who we serve

Our service is available to Pharmacies, Doctors, Dispensing Doctors, Hospitals, Clinics, Wholesalers, Buying Groups, Specials Manufactures, Homes Healthcare, MOD and patients via our on-site pharmacy.

Specials Manufacturing

We manufacture all non-sterile dosage forms of specials under our Manufacturing Specials (MS) License which we have held for over 20 years. We are regulated and inspected by the MHRA and comply with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). All our products are available with either a Certificate of Conformity (CofC) or Certificate of Analysis (CofA).

Using our wide range of industry-leading bases we can tackle the most complex patient problems, often via differing or emerging delivery systems, unmatched in performance and reliability.

With access to the largest, most comprehensive, well-supported formula database in the industry, we offer access to thousands of formulas, customisable in strength and pack size.

Request a specials product catalogue

If we do not have a product that meets the clinical need of your patient, we can develop a new formulation.  We support you with the entire process of formula creation, from idea to development to delivery.

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Standard Leadtime: 36+ hours

Dosage Forms

  • Bioadhesive gel
  • Capsules including slow release capsules
  • Ear drops
  • Enema solutions
  • External lotions/paints
  • Flavoured treats
  • Fixed oil oral suspensions
  • Lozenges
  • Medicated lollipops
  • Medicated powder
  • Mucoadhesive gel
  • Nasal drops/sprays
  • Ointments/creams/lotions
  • Oral drops
  • Oral liquids – solutions and suspensions
  • Oral syringes
  • Pessaries
  • Reefers
  • Sachets
  • Shampoo
  • Suppositories
  • Topical creams
  • Transdermal creams

Specials Supply & Sourcing

We stock a wide range of imported and sterile products. In addition, we work with our global network of supply partners to source and supply additional dosage forms to offer you a full specials service. We are regulated and inspected by the MHRA and comply with Good Distribution Practices (cGDP).

Standard Leadtime:

  • Stock lines 24 hours
  • Non stocked 36 hours+

Why choose us?

We define ourselves by high quality. We’ve been manufacturing and sourcing personalised medicines for over 20 years.

We understand that your patient’s individual needs matter. Our industry-leading patented bases allow us to create personalised medicines that meet every patient’s needs, providing much-needed customised medication options, customisable to the prescription strength and pack size required.

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Need some help?

If you’re looking for further information on how to order, full details can be found here or you can contact our team to discuss your needs in more detail.

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