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The Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017

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Amendment of Schedule 17 (exemption for sale, supply or administration by certain persons)

8.—(1) Schedule 17 is amended as follows.

(2) In the table in Part 1(1) (exemption from restrictions on sale and supply of prescription only medicines)—

(a)in item 12—

(i)for the words in column 2 substitute—

Prescription only medicines comprising:

(a)an inhaler containing salbutamol; or

(b)an auto-injector containing adrenaline; and

(ii)in column 3, after “for the purpose of supplying” insert “or administering”; and

(b)in item 13, in column 1, after “Registered orthoptists” insert “against whose names are recorded in the relevant register annotations signifying that they are qualified to sell or supply the medicine specified in column 2”.

(3) In the table in Part 3(2) (exemptions from the restriction on administration of prescription only medicines), after item 10 in the table insert—

11 A person (“P”) carrying on the business of a school who is trained to administer the relevant medicine.11 A prescription only medicine comprising an auto-injector containing adrenaline.

11 The administration shall be—

(a) in the course of P carrying on the business of a school;

(b) where administration is to a pupil at that school who is known to be at risk of anaphylaxis; and

(c) where the pupil requires the medicinal product in an emergency.

(4) In the table in part 4(3) (exemption for certain persons who sell or supply certain medicinal products), in item 13, in column 1, after “Registered orthoptists” insert “against whose names are recorded in the relevant register annotations signifying that they are qualified to sell or supply the medicine specified in column 2”.

(1)

Part 1 was amended by S.I. 2014/1878 and 2016/186.

(2)

Part 3 was amended by S.I. 2014/490.

(3)

Part 4 was amended by S.I. 2013/2593 and 2016/186.

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