i have been trying to purchase Humaworm from the UK with no success - each time i tried i recieved the message that this contained some restricted substance - or was a controlled non-presription drug so could not be shipped to the UK due to new UK legislation.
This is commonly an area where a good deal of misinterpreation and misunderstanding exist - so i found the correct government department and asked them for clarification on the matter.
below is the answer i recieved:
It seems to confirm it is perfectly OK to ship it to the UK as long as for personal use and less than 3 months supply.
i think this will be a huge releif to many UK customers
letter from UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) below:
Thank you for your recent enquiry to the MHRA.
The position is that from 30 April 2011, all manufactured herbal medicines placed on the UK market must have either a traditional herbal registration (THR) or a marketing authorisation (MA).
There is no requirement for a member of the public to notify the MHRA of the importation of medicines for personal use and the legislation does not restrict such importation. Consequently, we do not issue any form of licence, certificate or authorisation to aid personal importation. We consider personal use to involve the use of the products by yourself or your immediate family or household; under such importation an individual must not sell or supply imported medicines onward as this would be considered placing the product onto the market.
Only up to a 3 month supply of a medicine is considered to be an acceptable quantity for personal use, HM Revenue and Customs can prevent importation if large quantities are being imported and/or they have suspicions that the product is not being imported for personal use. There is more information on the HM Revenue and Customs website at the link below:
Individuals are advised to investigate whether the product(s) to be imported would be categorised as controlled substances in the UK. Controlled drugs are regulated by the Home Office under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and can require a licence to allow their entry into the UK. The Home Office have published a list (although not exhaustive) of controlled substances on their website and individuals are advised to contact them directly for clarification on whether a Home Office licence is required for importation into the UK:
Anyone posting packages containing medicines are advised to include a copy of the prescription and/or a letter from the patient's doctor explaining why the product(s) are required; the package should be clearly labelled on the outside stating the contents of the package and that the products are for personal use. Medicines should be kept in their original packaging and should be transported in accordance with storage conditions specified by the Manufacturer (this not only helps identify the medicines, but also helps ensure the product's stability).
I hope you find this information useful.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency