We have to find a way of exiting EU without disrupting access to medicines, says Brexit Health Alliance

04 October 2018 – NHS Confederation

Responding to the MHRA consultation on EU exit no-deal proposals, Niall Dickson, co-chair of the Brexit Health Alliance, said:

We have to prepare for ‘no deal’, but no deal is not ideal.

“These proposals could reduce patients’ access to the medicines they need and may well mean delays in getting new medicines.

“With more new medicines emerging, this would be bad news for UK patients. We know that countries outside the European Medicines Agency can experience delays. Switzerland, despite a bilateral trade agreement with the EU, experiences delays in accessing new medicines.

“We have to find a way of exiting the EU without disrupting access to innovative and safe medicines both for patients in the UK and in Europe.

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