Pharmacists facing ‘massive shortages’ in common medicines across UK, experts warn

Common medicines are in increasingly short supply according to reports from pharmacists who warn they are being forced to pay over the odds to secure drugs for their patients.

While shortages occurred two years ago, some experts warned that preparations for a no-deal Brexit – including government directions to key drug manufacturers to stockpile a six-week supply – may be pushing up prices.

Experts said the chaos in Westminster could mean patients, hospitals and other parts of the supply chain might also be stockpiling medicines – something the government has urged against.


Full story on the Independent, 18 January 2019