UK HAS RESTRICTED EXPORTS OF 80 KEY MEDICINES TO PREVENT SHORTAGES DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

On 24 March, the Institute of Export & International Trade reported that the UK government is addressing the risk of shortages by banning ‘parallel exports’ of key drugs including paracetamol, morphine, adrenaline and insulin. It defines parallel exporting as when ‘companies buy medicines meant for UK patients and sell on for a higher price in another country’.  The government said the ban will protect UK patients by ‘ensuring the NHS has the treatments to continue providing world-class care’.

https://www.export.org.uk/news/496672/UK-bans-parallel-exports-of-key-medicines-to-protect-patients.htm

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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