• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

HEALTH

Britain’s drugs plan in case of no-deal Brexit

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THE UK is preparing to airlift in medicines with a short shelf life if London cannot strike a Brexit deal with the EU, the government said last Thursday (23). London has plans to ensure a continued supply of medicines from the moment Britain leaves the European Union at the end of March, health secretary Matt Hancock said in an open letter. It comes after NHS Providers, the group representing hospitals and ambulance services in England, warned that a lack of contingency planning for a no-deal Brexit would be a risk to services. Without national planning and coordination, “there could be both stockpiles and shortages of medicines and medical devices”, said NHS Providers chief executive Chris Hopson, in a letter seen…

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