Letters Health harms of no deal Brexit
Brexit and medicine shortages: evidence from trade dataBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5815 (Published 03 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5815
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- Elizabeth Pisani, associate professor
- Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands
As van Schalkwyk and colleagues note, we have little information about the government’s planning to avoid medicine shortages in the United Kingdom after Brexit.1 The press is already reporting shortages, which some think result from exports to single market partners by distributors profiting from a falling pound.23
HM Revenue and Customs provides data on trade in medical products (https://www.uktradeinfo.com). Figure 1 shows the latest available data for monthly imports and …
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