We are dangerously close to shortage of critical drugs

We are dangerously close to shortage of critical drugs

   November 09, 2018  
 
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We are dangerously close to shortage of critical drugs

A group including representatives of major pharmaceutical companies have written to the Health Secretary to state that if urgent action is not taken the UK will not have a medicine supply that will suffice in a no deal Brexit.

This letter makes it clear that we are dangerously close to not having a secure supply of the critical imported drugs or medical devices our health service depends on in a No Deal Brexit.

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The letter from organisations including the ABPI, the Brexit Health Alliance, and the ABHI urges the Government to raise the warning level to ‘red’ in regards a widespread shortages of medicines and medical devices in no deal Brexit.

The organisations note David Lidington’s report to Cabinet that ‘the normal Dover-Calais route could be at 12% capacity for six months’. They do not believe the border and transport infrastructure can be ready for March 2019 and that time is very tight to address the problem.

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