Online sellers of medicinal products are directly affected by the EU Falsified Medicinal Products Directive 2011/62/EU.
The Directive requires all pharmacies and other businesses selling medicinal products to the public online to register in a national list of registered sellers, and to display the EU common logo on the websites offering their medicinal products for sale. In the UK, this list is maintained by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA will make an individualised common logo URL available to you upon successful registration.
The MHRA has invited UK-based sellers to find out more about the common logo registration process using the following link: https://pclportal.mhra.gov.uk
If you reside in the UK and sell medicines to the public online, you must register with the MHRA. The process for new applications can take up to 90 working days to complete, not including the time taken to provide further information. The MHRA will verify the information provided. For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/register-for-the-eu-common-logo
We’d like to remind you that the sale of medicinal products is only allowed on Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk. For more information on local regulation, visit the following websites:
If you are established in another EU Member State, you must register with the relevant regulatory authority in that Member State.
Amazon is adding the common logo to the detail pages of medicinal products offered through Amazon.
What does this mean for you as a seller of medicinal products on Amazon.co.uk?
1) Contact your relevant regulatory authority to enquire as to how you can register in the national list of registered sellers of medicinal products. For UK-based sellers, the relevant authority will be the MHRA. Other regulatory authorities are listed on the following website: http://www.ema.europa.eu/ema/index.jsp?curl=/pages/regulation/general/general_content_000630.jsp
2) Once registered as a seller of medicinal products, you can provide Amazon with the URL to your entry in the national list by doing the following:
Verify your URL starts with one of the following domains:
3) Make sure all of your medicinal product listings have the attribute ‘medicine_classification’ populated with a value (should not be left empty), so that your products can be linked with the legally required common logo.