Will your hospital require specific documentation to import an unlicensed medicine?

In some countries, you will need to contact an Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board to obtain approval to access an unlicensed medicine.

They are likely to require similar data to your health authority and we can help you understand those requirements in advance if it helps. We offer a free medical information service for physicians and pharmacists and can use our relationships with manufacturers to get you the information you need as soon as possible.

It’s also important to understand the cost of the product and consider whether payment will be by the treating institution or other means. And even if you are ordering from a tender price list we can help you understand translation costs or calculate shipping and carriage, including cold chain shipments.

Common questions about importing

  • How can you reduce the risk of counterfeit?


  • What is a regulatory pathway and why do they matter?