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Brexit could aggravate EU shortage of medicines

As the Oct. 31 due date for Brexit approaches, health experts are cautioning that deficiencies of certain medications could aggravate in Europe in case of a no-deal Brexit.

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Britain's food and drink lobby cautioned a week ago that the nation would encounter deficiencies of some fresh foods if there is a messy no-deal Brexit. Pharmaceutical organizations have communicated comparable worries about meds.

Yet, the effect on therapeutic supplies will also seem outward to Britain. Around 45 million packs of prescriptions are delivered from Britain to the rest of the union consistently, in exchange worth about 12 billion pounds in 2016, as per British parliament review.

Specialists state some disturbance is inescapable if Britain leaves the EU without a divorce agreement. Fresh PM Boris Johnson has stated he will withdraw his nation from the EU on Halloween with or without any deal with the bloc.

Some medications probably won't have the required administrative endorsement by then to keep being acquired from Britain. Around 1 billion packs go one way or the other annually, industry figures revealed.

Expanded customs surveillance at ports and other outlines among Britain and the EU could also upset supplies of medications and the chemical compounds expected to make them, regulators and industry delegates state.

The EU drugs regulator, the EMA, stated the EU is decidedly ready for Brexit and has finished authorizations for almost all the 400 medications under its supervision that required further clearing on account of Britain's looming exit.

Yet authorization is pending for three drugs that need EU-wide licenses, a European Medicines Agency representative stated without revealing them.

Other fundamental prescriptions could also be blocked due to supervisory obstacles on Brexit account, EMA figures appear.

The organization is the main body that can approve deals in the 28-nation EU of new medications to treat the most well-known and serious maladies, including cancer, diabetes, and influenza.


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    The solution is easy for the U.K.: stay in the EU. Join Schengen. Adopt the euro. Switch to driving on the correct side of the road.


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