Special Online Ordering


At our cutting-edge facilities, we operate under MHRA regulations and licenses. We manufacture and supply Specials and unlicensed medicines (both Drug Tariff and Non-Drug Tariff lines) to pharmacies, hospitals, dispensing doctors, pharmaceutical wholesalers and NHS Trusts throughout the UK.

What are Specials?

Pharmaceutical Specials, also known as unlicensed medicines, serve the unique clinical needs of individual patients when licensed medications are deficient.

Unlike licensed medicines, unlicensed medicines don’t require marketing authorisation before being made available to patients. UK legislation permits the production and distribution of unlicensed medicines for specific purposes, addressing the unique clinical needs of patients that licensed products cannot meet.

When might a Special be prescribed?

A Special prescription may be considered for a patient who:

Cannot swallow tablets or capsules

Has an allergy to certain excipients

Is unable to eat

Needs a unique concentration, strength, or formulation

Requires a specific formulation

Has intravenous nutritional requirements

Faces a shortage or long-term unavailability of a UK licensed product

Interested in order specials?

When opening an account with Target Healthcare, you can rely on competitive prices and quick turnaround times. Our same-day manufacturing service for stocked and batch-manufactured Specials guarantees next-day delivery for all products.

Our in-house manufacturing guarantees a secure and reliable service, offering you and your patients valuable time and cost savings. When you place an order with our dedicated Specials team, you’ll receive immediate customer care and guidance on products and ordering.