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  • Writer's pictureKenneth Gibson MSP

Brexit Red Tape Delays Vital Medicine Deliveries, Putting Patients at Risk

The SNP has demanded that the UK Tory Government urgently address the medicine shortage their Brexit red tape has created, which is putting NHS patients at risk.

Vital antibiotics, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs are among those in most short supply this winter, with the NHS forced to pay through the nose to acquire them.

A report by the Independent Commission of UK-EU Relations has highlighted that shortages have affected a range of medicines across the board since Brexit, pointing the blame towards costly new paperwork and new regulators as major factors.

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