The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) oversees the importing of pharmaceuticals and medicines. For registered medicinal products, HSA will issue the Import License for Medicinal Products to importers who are authorised by the product license holders to import on their behalf. It should be noted that these products should comply with HSA’s Good Distribution Practice standard.
If the medicinal products are not registered in Singapore, they can still be imported on a named-patient basis, subject to approval by the HAS. The importer will have to disclose the product details, importer details as well as patient and physician details. In addition, the importer will also have to maintain records on both the supply and use of unregistered medicinal products.