Drug shortages became a ‘hot’ pharmacy topic in the media. Number of articles were published around recent drug shortages in pharmacies as well as in hospitals. This increases workload on pharmacy teams and GP surgeries (GPs report sharp rise in drug shortages driving up workload). Who is to blame?
- Brexit? Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say
- Government? Drugs companies asked to maintain a six-week stockpile for six months in the event of ‘no-deal’ Brexit
- Patients? Drug shortages exacerbated by patients stockpiling ahead of Brexit
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