Specials are unlicensed medicines that are specifically manufactured or obtained to meet a persons individual clinical need.

Prescribers and pharmacists both have a responsibility to ensure that where specials are prescribed, they are the most appropriate choice and patients are supported to use them effectively.

Use this guide to help you prescribe and obtain specials appropriately.

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