No-deal Brexit: Plan to maintain medicine supplies ‘could cost £2bn’

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No-deal Brexit: Plan to maintain medicine supplies ‘could cost £2bn’

Campaign group Best for Britain warns of cost to health secretary’s stockpiling strategy

The health secretary’s plan to set aside six weeks’ worth of vital medicines to avoid supply disruptions in the event of a no-deal Brexit could cost up to £2bn, campaign group Best for Britain warns today.

Matt Hancock wrote to healthcare providers last week, saying the government would set in motion plans to “ensure the UK has an additional six weeks’ supply of medicines in case imports from the EU through certain routes are affected”.

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