HDA UK Media and Political Bulletin – 29 July 2021

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Report from the Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Introductory report
House of Lords, 29 July 2021

The House of Lords Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has published its introductory report into the economic impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol. It concludes that there has been significant trade disruption as a result of the increasing costs of administration and compliance measures.

In paragraph 97, the report refers to the HDA’s own consultation response, citing the small percentage of medicines warehoused in Northern Ireland and the significance of just-in-time supply chains.

In the conclusions of the report, the Sub-Committee acknowledges the “serious concerns” of the medicines and medical products supply sector in the absence of further mitigating measures, particularly given the upcoming end of the grace period, and recognises that this will have a clear on both businesses and consumers.


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HDA UK Media and Political Bulletin –  29 July 2021

From Factory to Pharmacy

As part of our mission to build awareness, understanding and appreciation of the vital importance of the healthcare distribution sector, we developed an infographic explaining the availability of medicines. It identifies the factors that can impact drug supply, as well as the measures that HDA members undertake day in, day out to help mitigate the risks of patients not receiving their medicines.

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