HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 14 June 2016

Most medicines don’t suffer shortages, claims government

13 June 2016, Chemist and Druggist, Annabelle Collins


In response to Kevin Barron calling for a meeting with Alistair Burt to discuss stock shortages, the Department of Health (DH) has stressed that the “vast majority” of prescriptions are not subject to supply problems. A DH spokesperson added that it was working closely with members of the supply chain to mitigate the impact of shortages on patient care. It stated it would “respond fully to [the letter] in due course.”

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HDA Media And Political Bulletin – 14 June 2016

From Factory to Pharmacy

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