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February 14, 2019
Fears that the UK is heading towards a no-deal Brexit mean British pharmacists should continue preparing for the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) ‘with appropriate caution’, NHS England has warned.

Fears that the UK is heading towards a no-deal Brexit mean British pharmacists should continue preparing for the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) &

February 12, 2019
Medicines manufacturers have warned that a no-deal Brexit ‘makes no sense’ because the UK would no longer be a part of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

Medicines manufacturers have warned that a no-deal Brexit "makes no sense" because the UK would no longer be a part of the Falsified Medicin

February 8, 2019
Allowing pharmacist to dispense alternatives to GP prescriptions in case of shortages is likely to increase workload for pharmacists but simultaneously reduce pressure on them.

Allowing pharmacist to dispense alternatives to GP prescriptions in case of shortages is likely to increase workload for pharmacists but simultaneousl

January 29, 2019
The supply of medicines will be prioritised over ‘vital food’ in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to health secretary Matt Hancock.

The supply of medicines will be prioritised over "vital food" in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to health secretary Matt Hancock.
 

January 10, 2019
Ensuring extra refrigerated storage to stockpile temperature-sensitive medicines in the case of a no-deal Brexit will cost £1m, the Government has revealed.

Ensuring extra refrigerated storage to stockpile temperature-sensitive medicines in the case of a no-deal Brexit will cost the UK £1m, the Government has revealed.

December 11, 2018
A no-deal Brexit could create disruption over importing and exporting medicines at the Anglo-French border for up to six months, the Government has predicted.

A no-deal Brexit could create disruption over importing and exporting medicines at the Anglo-French border for up to six months, the Government has predicted.
 
In a letter published on 7 December, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said Britain exiting the European Union without a deal will "significantly" reduce access across the channel for "up to six months".
 

November 29, 2018
A survey of people working within pharmaceutical industry within and outside the UK found growing negativity about the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare sector

The majority of pharmaceutical professionals now say Brexit will have a negative impact on the UK healthcare sector, a survey has revealed.
 
Negative sentiment amongst healthcare professionals about the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare sector has increased over the last three months, according to data and analytics company GlobalData.

November 15, 2018
The closer the UK gets to leaving the EU, the more questions that remain unanswered

It has been over two years since 52% of UK voters decided that the country was better off leaving the European Union than staying in. Despite this, it sometimes feels as though no one is any closer to providing answers as to what Brexit will actually look like in practice than they were back then.
 
 
 

November 15, 2018
Matt Hancock made the comments during a five-hour cabinet meeting discussing the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, according to The Times

The UK's health minister told cabinet members he could not guarantee there would be no deaths if Britain exits the European Union (EU) without a deal, The Times newspaper has reported.
 
Matt Hancock made the comments during a five-hour cabinet meeting discussing the Brexit deal negotiated with the EU by Prime Minister Theresa May, according to the newspaper.
 

November 8, 2018
UK building ‘refrigeration capacity’ in case of Brexit drug shortages

The UK's health secretary has said that the Government is building extra "refrigeration capacity" in case a no-deal Brexit leaves the country short of certain medicines.
 
Speaking to ITV’s Peston show, Matt Hancock urged patients not to stockpile medicines, and said the Government is working with the pharmaceutical industry to ensure patients are able to obtain necessary medication.
 

October 25, 2018
Six-week no-deal Brexit drugs stockpile could take over a year to prepare

Stockpiling six weeks worth of medicines after a no-deal Brexit could take over a year due to creating extra storage for drugs that need to be kept in certain conditions, a Government committee has heard.
 
Speaking before the Health and Social Care Committee on Tuesday [23 October], wholesalers’ body the Healthcare Distribution Association (HDA) executive director Martin Sawer explained that building new cold-chain warehouses for medicines that need refrigeration might take more than a year.
 

July 18, 2018
Up to 42% of UK medicines may not be able to market their products in the European Union (EU) post-Brexit, a survey from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has revealed.

Up to 42% of UK medicines may not be able to market their products in the European Union (EU) post-Brexit, a survey from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has revealed.
 
The EMA said marketing authorisation holders for 58% of 693 centrally authorised products (CAPs) are on track to ensure they can continue to market their products once the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
 

November 9, 2017
The survey highlighted that medicines used by patients across Europe have integrated supply chains

EFPIA has published results of a survey underlining the sheer scale and importance of the medicines issues that must be addressed as part of the Brexit discussions in order to protect public health.

 

Commenting on the survey, EFPIA Director General, Nathalie Moll said. “The survey underlines the  scale of the task ahead. For life saving and life improving medicines, the EU and UK cannot afford to wait any longer to ensure that the necessary cooperation on medicines is in place from the day the UK leaves the EU.”

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