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Access to Summary Product Characteristics (SPCs)

Note on access to Summary Product Characteristics (SPCs) 

The primary source of SPCs should be the Health Products Regulatory Authority. They are freely available from

Secondary sources, include

  1. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC) for UK licensed medicines, which is available through HSE Library. It is available to everyone working in the public health sector in Ireland. Use for access.

  2. The UK Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency


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