Working with strategic MHRA approved manufacturers
to develop and supply high quality unlicensed medicines
to healthcare professionals across the UK.

Unlicensed Medicines

Arcadia Medical  specialises in supplying the Secondary Care Sector with batch manufactured Specials with extended shelf life
 and also ethically sourced Named Patient Imports.


Specials are designed to meet an individual patient’s clinical need where a licensed medicine is not pertinent to their treatment. Specials differ from licensed medicines that can be found in a pharmacy as regular medicines need to be licensed before they are available. However, as some patients have certain clinical requirements that a licensed product cannot meet, the UK law allows the manufacture and supply of unlicensed medicines subject to certain requirements.

Named Patient Import

Where a product is not available, however there is a specific patient need, Arcadia Medical has the expertise and infrastructure to ethically source Named Patient medicines from all over the globe and get them quickly and safely to the patients that need them. All imports of unlicensed medicines by Arcadia Medical comply with the local regulatory guidelines in the country of source.

By using our in-depth knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical procurement business we will aim to give you the best possible service.

We have a team of supply chain planners that can help minimise the impact of shortages by working with pharmaceutical companies to quickly source an alternative medicine from outside the affected market and make it available to patients.

We aim to be one of the leading providers to the Secondary Care Sectors across the UK.

By sourcing Unlicensed Medicines from Arcadia Medical, hospitals can benefit from:

  • a wide range of product formulations
  • over labelling of unlicensed medicines

By using Arcadia Medical, you are guaranteed to receive:

  • a quality service that meets your expectations
  • personalised friendly service with a dedicated & experienced Account Manager
  • willing to work with you to source products to meet your patients’ needs
  • flexibility where it counts

Our product range includes:

  • Oral and Topical Liquids
  • Creams and Ointments
  • Suppositories and Pessaries

Oral Liquid Medicine

Creams & Ointments

Eye / Ear Drops

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