Medicines Regulatory News

A new liability offence will come into effect in the summer of 2014. The principle target for this offence is dangerous drivers who are impaired after recreational use of drugs, ie used illegally or abused.


The list of drugs includes licensed medicines that are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act, such as morphine, amphetamine and some benzodiazepines.

The MHRA is informing marketing authorisation holders about the impact of this change of legislation on the product information for medicines by means of the linked letter.

New drug driving offence – letter to marketing authorisation holders



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