At a glance:
For information on the safe handling of Roche products please consult section 6.6, Special precautions for disposal and other handling, of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC), which is available at the following link: www.medicines.org.uk/emc.
Information is also available in the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), which can be accessed on the Roche website.
If you have any further questions, please contact Roche Medical Information on Freephone 0800 328 1629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are copies of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) available in other European languages?
For Roche Products that have a European licence, copies of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) are available in other European languages on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) website.
Please then search for and select the product you are interested in. To access copies of the SPC and PIL in European languages, select the “Product information” tab. “EPAR - Product Information” can then be viewed in a variety of languages using the dropdown menu. Annex I of this document contains the SPC, whilst Annex IIIB contains the PIL.
Roche recommend that our products are stored as described in their respective Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) at: www.medicines.org.uk/emc
Roche UK do not provide general stability data for our products. In the event of a temperature excursion we assess the likely impact of the temperature excursion on a case-by-case basis. This is to ensure that the information we provide is as accurate and useful as possible to help you make an informed decision about whether or not the product is suitable for use and in the interest of patient safety.
The stability data held by Roche is dependent on batch. It is also important to consider the storage of a product throughout the supply chain when assessing the likely impact of a temperature excursion on its quality. It is therefore necessary for us to assess temperature excursions on a case-by-case basis rather than providing general stability data which, when used in isolation, would not allow for an accurate assessment to be made.
Following a temperature excursion, please print and complete a copy of the Temperature Excursion form which can be requested from the Roche Medical Information team. A signed copy of this form should then be scanned and emailed to email@example.com.
Please note that for some temperature excursions, it may take 5 to 10 business days for us to make a full assessment. We will let you know if this is necessary.
Please also be aware that Roche are unable to assess the stability of products which have been stored outside of their licensed storage conditions for more than 28 days, and these products should not be used.
If you require any further information about this process, please contact Roche Medical Information on Freephone 0800 328 1629 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Roche is committed to data sharing, as we know the value that clinical data can have in making informed decisions. We are also aware of the impact that data sharing can have within the scientific community and the broader public.
If you are a qualified healthcare professional or researcher, and would like to request access to clinical study documents, please see the Roche global website for further information.
Date of preparation: October 2016
Date of preparation: November 2016