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MELCLASS Database

Database on the Classification of Medicines as Regards their Supply

The Melclass Database is hosted by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines and HealthCare (EDQM) and is supervised by the Committee of Experts on the Classification of Medicines as Regards their Supply (CD-P-PH/PHO).

The Melclass Database contains the recommendations that the Committee of Experts CD-P-PH/PHO issues annually to National Competent Authorities on the classification of medicines and their supply conditions (prescription/non-prescription status).

The Melclass Database also contains national information about the classification status and supply conditions of medicines in the same European countries (Council of Europe Member States parties to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia). National information about the classification and supply conditions of medicines is provided by the CD-P-PH/PHO Member States’ delegates and is updated on a regular basis.

The Melclass database can be accessed at this URL: https://melclass.edqm.eu/

Recommendations from the Committee of Experts CD-P-PH/PHO and national information on the classification and supply conditions of medicines can be displayed by clicking the Search tab of the Melclass database.

Further details about the Melclass database can be found in the EDQM HelpDesk and FAQs web-page (03-HEALTHCARE Section) or can be requested at melclass(at)edqm.eu.

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