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Re-classification of Gabapentin from 1st April 2019

From 1st April 2019, amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 and the Safe Custody Regulations 1973 come into force.  This means that some drugs, which include Gabapentin, have been re-classified as “controlled”.  A “controlled” drug means we are unable to dispense more than one months’ worth of medication at a time.  Written prescriptions are valid for 28 days and only 28 days worth of the drug can be included in that prescription.

Unfortunately, the price will increase to reflect the extra work involved in ordering and dispensing this drug.  Gabapentin will take longer to arrive from our Wholesaler, so please give us at least 3 working days’ notice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this new classification may cause.

Pet Travel & Brexit

It is hoped that the Brexit negotiations will lead to a similar agreement to that currently in use, but this knowledge may not be available to vets and their clients, via APHA, until nearer to the end of November (if then!).  We have been advised therefore to alert Pet Passport holders and those wishing to travel abroad with their pet’s to this “Worst Case Scenario” to enable them to ensure that they can travel, whatever sort of Brexit comes about, or if they wish to “wait and see”, accepting that they may have to leave the pet behind, if there is insufficient time to jump through all the hoops.

We shall be writing to clients (if GDPR preferences allow this) to inform them of these changes, but have prepared this Q & A sheet which may help answer any queries.

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