R (Roche Registration Limited) v Secretary of State for Health [2014] EWHC 2256 (Admin): lawful inspection in the context of pharmacovigilance obligations

24 Jul 2014

This claim for judicial review was brought against the Secretary of State for Health, acting by the Medicines and Health Care Products Regulatory Agency (the MHRA). The claim concerned an inspection of the claimant’s facilities carried out by the MHRA; an inspection which, the claimant alleged, was carried out as part of the MHRA’s monitoring activities but which was knowingly used to gather evidence for the purpose of infringement proceedings.