Quantum Pharmaceutical and UL Medicines step in to supply patients with vital eye medication
Following a change in the provision of ophthalmic specials and unlicensed imported ophthalmic medicines in the UK, many patients have been left without their vital eye medication.
County Durham-based Quantum Pharmaceutical, part of the Quantum Pharma Group, is now able to provide a growing range of ophthalmic specials and unlicensed medicines, ensuring that these patients continue to benefit from their much needed treatment.
It will also supply these important preparations to hospital pharmacies through its sister company UL Medicines, which leads the market in the supply of bespoke and hard-to-source medication for the NHS.
As part of its strategy to become a market leader in ophthalmic specials and unlicensed medicines, Quantum Pharmaceutical has taken on Jennifer Patterson, formerly of Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, as its Formulation Specialist, leading the expansion of Quantum’s ophthalmic range. In addition to developing specials formulations, such as eye drops, for Moorfields Eye Hospital, Jennifer became involved in Quality Assurance and continuous development, while also auditing and training in aspects of MHRA and GMP requirements.
“In recent times, the supply of unlicensed ophthalmic products was almost exclusively handled by one provider. This meant that for pharmacists, choice was extremely limited, a factor which any healthcare professional would consider important. Choice also drives the market into new levels of service and quality,” says Jennifer.
“Certain ophthalmic medicines are lifelong treatments, and without them, infection could lead to blindness or even the loss of an eye.
“Patients may either have infections in the eye which have not been effectively treated with the licensed products available or conditions for which no licensed treatment exists.
Quantum Pharmaceutical and UL Medicines are the first manufacturers in the UK to use gravimetric compounding technology to produce ophthalmic medicines; a cutting edge process that provides the highest level of precision and a comprehensive audit trail throughout. They also lead the market when it comes to customer service and rapid delivery times, operating from a state-of-the-art custom built aseptic suite, based at Quantum Pharma Group HQ in Burnopfield.
Posted by: Quantum Webmaster on 1st April 2015