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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.
 
 
 

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.
 

October 17, 2018
Pharmacists must implement new validation processes from today (17 October) to prioritise the limited stocks of EpiPen junior 150 microgram (mcg), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have said.

Pharmacists must implement new validation processes from today (17 October) to prioritise the limited stocks of EpiPen junior 150 microgram (mcg), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have said.

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