Information regarding medicinal defects is communicated to the Pharmacy Prescribing Support Team by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency via the Scottish Government.
Alerts have the following classifications:
- Action now (within 24 hours)
- Action within 48 hours
- Action within 5 days
- Caution in use
Alerts are communicated electronically to community pharmacies via the generic mailbox function or through some multiple pharmacies internal email systems.