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Montevideo, January 16th 2019 - 08:41 UTC
Brexit will hit the supply of medicines to the Falkland Islands, however, it is unclear to what extent, indicated Falklands Chief Medical Officer Dr Rebecca Edwards to Penguin News this week. Read full article
Shame on the EU if they put tariffs on medicines.
They are not putting tariffs on medicines. The problems are regulatory alignment - but we can keep following EU rules for a year or two - and bottlenecks at the ports. Most UK medicines are made in the EU and will be affected by the inevitable gridlock once customs checks begin. And there is not enough manufacturing capacity in the UK to take over.
I have one prescription and I just renewed it early, so that I could have an emergency supply. But the real problem is medicines with a short shelf life; no one can stockpile them.
By the way, the European Medicines Agency was based in London, and is moving to Ámsterdam with the loss of 1000 jobs. And our own Medicines Agency has already lost all its European contracts because we will be leaving the EU.
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