Companies that want to work with medications at the territory of Estonia must obtain an appropriate permission. This relates to various activities, inclusive production, import/export, storage, wholesale and retail, pharmacy and intermediary services for trade. General licenses that are mandatory for all companies working with medical products could be of two types:
In addition, a license for medications is required in the context of each drug sold.
Legal aspects of this sphere regulation are set out in the laws on medicinal products, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, the Code on economic activities, and the decrees of the Minister of Social Affairs.
The license for medications in Estonia is a prerequisite for companies involved in import and repackaging. If an entrepreneur plans to perform a production in parallel with a clinical research, it will be necessary to establish a second company and, accordingly, to receive permissions for it. Managers and shareholders must be different in each of the companies. It is not allowed to combine production and clinical trials with trade and repackaging within the same structure.
Regardless of the activity, whether it is a production or a trade of medications, the company must have the license. An appropriate application is submitted to the Department of medicinal products (Ravimiamet). The period of its consideration is 2 months. With a positive outcome after this time, the company-applicant receives a license. It is for an unlimited period of time.
A number of documents are submitted together with the application to the Department, the list of which depends on the type of a license. It is necessary to comply with the requirements established by the Department of Estonia and the EU regarding working premises, personnel, equipment. The following shall be transferred for consideration of the authorized authority:
This is a common package of documents. Depending on the activity's direction, it can be adjusted.
The recipient of the license shall be obligated to provide such conditions for the production, storage, transportation of medicinal products in which:
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