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Specials - They are in our DNA - Martindale Pharma

Martindale Pharma started life making specials; William George Martindale built a business making individual medicines tailored to his patients' needs over 150 years ago.

It is in our genes as a company to have the skills, capabilities and quality systems to be able to make “specials”. Martindale Pharma’s ethos “Making Lives Better” makes us proud to supply unlicensed medicines to thousands of retail and hospital pharmacies across the UK every year. Specials remain a key part of our business. 

We treat the manufacture and supply of unlicensed medicines with the same care and attention as licensed products. A significant number of the products are made in our facility for licensed products in Bampton Road, Romford, Essex the rest in a dedicated pharmacy manufacturing unit in Ashton Gate, Romford, Essex.

The Martindale Pharma Difference

We see ourselves as a leading company in unlicensed medicines, differentiated as the only company operating in this market which can offer all of the following: A full portfolio of dosage forms, which include both bespoke, and batch manufactured products in our facilities. A reputation for product quality and service with established contracts with primary care and secondary care pharmacies. GMP compliant, manufacturing GDP compliant, warehouse and distribution.

Dedicated Customer Service

Martindale Pharma has a dedicated specials customer services team with unparalleled knowledge of formulations, flavour, shelf life and product availability. Pharmacists are also available for technical support and to provide further advice on formulations.

Dedicated Account Managers

A team of dedicated account managers enable us to ensure service and quality, improving our functionality at all times by introducing processes such as EDI invoicing.


Ethical pricing throughout our product range is of paramount importance.

Martindale Pharma supplies both bespoke and batch manufactured unlicensed medicines. On an annual basis we supply around 5000 different, personalised unlicensed medicines.

We have deep expertise in the dosage forms listed below:

  • Oral solutions and suspensions
  • Ointments and creams
  • Sterile ampoules and vials
  • Suppositories and pessaries
  • Liquids for external applications
  • Capsules and powders

Our knowledge and skills have supplied products such as Tapclob (clobazam oral suspension), Noyada (captopril oral solution) and our range of cardiovascular and analgesic injections for emergency care situations.

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