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Continuity of supply of drugs is critical

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 25 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:874
  1. Andrew Skinner (, consultant anaesthetist
  1. St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals, Liverpool L35 5DR

    EDITOR—I do hope that the House of Commons health select committee considers more than the price of generic drugs.1 Continuity of supply is the real issue.

    My own specialty, anaesthesia, depends on 10 or so drugs, of which about half a dozen could be considered essential. All surgery depends on …

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