3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.6.12Extemporaneous methadone

The GPhC has published guidance on the preparation of unlicensed medicines, which sets out the key areas that need to be considered by the pharmacy owner and superintendent pharmacist in any registered pharmacy where unlicensed medicines are prepared by a pharmacist or under the supervision of a pharmacist. Every patient has every right to expect that when an unlicensed medicine is prepared, it is of equivalent quality to a licensed medicine.