Medicines that you cannot export from the UK or hoard

Source: DHSC / MHRA- Last updated20 December 2022

Sets out medicines that cannot be exported from the UK or hoarded because they are needed for
UK patients.



This document lists the medicines that cannot be exported from the UK or hoarded. The
list is updated regularly.

The government has produced guidance on export and hoarding of restricted medicines.

In October 2019, a letter to holders of a wholesale dealer licence was sent out about the restrictions on
parallel exports.

As of 1 January 2021, you may no longer be able to export branded medicines that have been placed on
the UK market to countries in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Check the guidance on the exhaustion of Intellectual Property rights and parallel trade.

Hoarding or exporting a medicine on the list is considered a breach of regulation 43(2) of the Human
Medicines Regulations 2012 and a contravention of the wholesale dealer licence and may lead to
regulatory action by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which
could include immediate suspension of the wholesale dealer licence.

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