Brexit deal ‘storm’ warning: ‘Unworkable’ EU plan to cause surge in medicine costs

, Brexit deal ‘storm’ warning: ‘Unworkable’ EU plan to cause surge in medicine costs, The Habari News
, Brexit deal ‘storm’ warning: ‘Unworkable’ EU plan to cause surge in medicine costs, The Habari News

In the “absence” of a long-term solution for goods travelling into Northern Ireland, “the immediate impact is already being seen”, with medicines being discontinued.

But Mr Samuels warned that “these discontinuations are only the first wave”.

, Brexit deal ‘storm’ warning: ‘Unworkable’ EU plan to cause surge in medicine costs, The Habari News

He added: “Medicines for Europe, which represents the generic industry at the EU level, has issued a bigger storm warning.”

In the first part of the year, Northern Ireland only accounted for 38 out of 771 new applications for medicine licenses, which was “extremely low”.