Life sciences glossary Q–V

The following Life Sciences practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Life sciences glossary Q–V
  • QR code
  • Qualified person (QP)
  • Qualified person for pharmacovigilance (QPPV)
  • Rare disease
  • Reference medicinal product
  • Regulatory data protection
  • Secondary care providers
  • Serious adverse reaction
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Life sciences glossary Q–V

IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. This document contains guidance on subjects impacted by these changes. Before continuing your research, see Practice Note: What does IP completion day mean for Life Sciences?

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QR code

The Quick Response (QR) code is a two-dimensional bar code that is used to provide easy access by patients and/or health care professionals to information through a smartphone. QR codes and 2D barcodes in medicines’ packaging have been proposed:

  1. to access web pages (either maintained by the industry or by national competent authorities) with information about the medicine

  2. to provide batch number and expiration date to visually handicapped

  3. for manufacturing processing and stock control, or

  4. as the safety features included in the falsified medicines legislation

For further information, see the Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures—Human (CMDh) position paper May 2017.

Pursuant to Directive 2001/83/EC, the Pharmaceutical Code, which was implemented in the UK by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (HMRs), SI 2012/1916, ‘the outer packaging and the

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