Challenge

An oral solution used for radiological investigational purposes was facing a nation-wide shortage in the UK, due to issues with the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API). Hospitals across the country needed this product urgently and many required large quantities. Individual hospital pharmacy sourcing teams began reaching out to our UK Country Manager to see if he could find a way to provide stock from outside the UK to help alleviate the shortage until the domestic product was available again.

Solution

WEP Clinical has an extensive EU supplier network, which we can utilize in these situations to provide UK-equivalent product in a short turn-around time. Our UK Country Manager was able to search for this product from suppliers across the whole of the EU and managed to find adequate supply from Switzerland. This supplier was able to provide large quantities which allowed WEP Clinical to guarantee supply, on-time, to various sites across the UK. During the six-week period while the domestic product was on shortage, WEP Clinical supplied over 3000 bottles.