Drug shortages will lead to very serious issues
✒ NONE of us will die from a shortage of fresh tomatoes in the event of a nodeal Brexit - but a shortage of prescription drugs is more worrying.
Already, some prescription drugs are in short suplly, particularly those for serious psychiatric disporders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
For many years, we ran a self-help group for those with bi-pilar disorders. Occasionally, a sufferer would stop their medication with disastrous results.
If a sufferer suddenly stops anti-psychotic drugs they are virtually guaranteed to have a serious relapse.
Sufferers would arrive at our door in the early hours of the morning in a state of severe psychosis. This was frightening.
They would go wandering around the town, a danger to themselves and others, until someone called the police and they would be hauled off to hospital.
How would the emergency services and the NHS cope if makny patients ran out of medication at the same time due to a no-deal Brexit?
The partner of Michael Gove, Sarah Vine, wrote an article for a tabloid newspaper describing the near breakdown she kept suffering every time she tried to stop her anti-depressants.
I would believe that in the event of a no-deal Brexit, that she would still be able to get her anti-depressants. The rest of us might not be so lucky. I watched an angry neurologist on the television recently saying he believe sa no-deal Brexit will put many patients at risk.
Politicians on the far right find the sick, disabled and elderly to be anuisance, a drain on the taxpayer.
They would not be too disappointed if some of us would shuffle off this mortal coil.
Matt Hancock, the Health Minister, has already admitted to stock-piling body bags for the expected increase in mortality rates in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
What will happen then the first child dies of an avoidable asthma attack?
What will be said when the first child’s chemotherapy treatment is cancelled due to a lack of medication?
Would you support a no-deal Brexit if it meant sacrificing your child’s life?
Those of us with medical problems are terrified.
A no-deal Brexit is immoral and we are not being told the truth about the consequences of this.
Boris Johnson said that sometimes his words have brought down some plaster from the ceiling.
Let’s hope that this time he hasn’t brought down the whole ceiling. J Ward Cheltenham