Reference 2017-683

REF:            2017-683

Subject:        Pharmaceutical samples

 

 

Request:

1) Please confirm if the Institution accepts pharmaceutical samples of licensed medicines (i.e. sample packs provided free of charge)?

2) If it does, please confirm whether the Institution also accepts “cold chain” samples? If it does, is there any restriction on pack size?

3) Does the Institution have a formal policy relating to the receipt of samples in either of the above cases? If yes, please can you provide an electronic copy of this policy?

4) Excluding samples, are there any other circumstances or criteria under which the Institution would accept free of charge licensed medicines?

 

 

Response:

1) Please confirm if the Institution accepts pharmaceutical samples of licensed medicines (i.e. sample packs provided free of charge)? Yes, via the pharmacy department
2) If it does, please confirm whether the Institution also accepts “cold chain” samples? If it does, is there any restriction on pack size? Yes.
3) Does the Institution have a formal policy relating to the receipt of samples in either of the above cases? If yes, please can you provide an electronic copy of this policy? No policy
4) Excluding samples, are there any other circumstances or criteria under which the Institution would accept free of charge licensed medicines? Under an approved free of charge scheme.