UK phar­macy pow­ers to be ex­tended?

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PHAR­MA­CEU­TI­CAL whole­salers in the UK have urged that phar­ma­cists be given the right to sub­sti­tute drugs on pre­scrip­tions in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit which is likely to lead to sig­nif­i­cant medicine short­ages.

The Royal Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal So­ci­ety has backed the call, adding that the gov­ern­ment should also con­sider re­lax­ing leg­is­la­tion to “al­low phar­ma­cists to share and use other phar­ma­cies’ medicines” to deal with short­age, ac­cord­ing to a Chemist + Drug­gist re­port.

Martin Sawer, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of whole­saler or­gan­i­sa­tion the Health­care Dis­tri­bu­tion As­so­ci­a­tion has also urged that all whole­sale li­cences should be sus­pended for a lim­ited time in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to pre­vent the ex­port­ing of medicines that should be kept in the UK.

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