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Letters “No deal” Brexit threat to new drugs

Brexit will affect UK’s supply of radioisotopes

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 05 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1020
  1. Claire M Rooney, clinical oncology registrar
  1. Northern Ireland Cancer Centre, Belfast, UK
  1. c.rooney{at}

Brexit threatens our access not only to drugs,1 but also to radioisotopes, which are mostly imported from reactors in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands and are used to diagnose and treat diseases in about one million people in the UK each year.2 Currently, appointments are occasionally cancelled owing …

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