Wholesalers should be ready
Local pharmacist at Holdenhurst Road, Amanda Norton, believes that wholesalers are taking the responsibility to supply them with enough medicines in case there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit occurring on October 31st.
She says that her pharmacy haven’t been taking any precautions at the moment, and that she’s been told to not stock up medicines locally.
– ‘Wholesale is supposed to be stocking three months’ worth of medicine, so they should have enough if there’s going to be issues. They have basically told us to not do anything.’
No shortages due to Brexit yet
The Breaker asked Amanda if she’s been experiencing any shortages on medicines lately, and she can confirm that there have been some, but not because of the Brexit situation.
‘There’s always shortages of certain ones, special things like painkillers, anti-depressants therapy, various other things that go out stock for some reasons.
It’s a nightmare, but nothing that is technically due to Brexit coming up at present.’
Don’t stock up medicines by yourself
NHS stated that it is not helpful or appropriate for anyone to create their own personal supply of medicines at home as this risk pressure on availability on medicines.
The Department of Health and Social Care has issued a statement that they’ve been working closely with the NHS, trade associations, wholesalers and pharmaceutical companies, to help ensure medicines and medical product continue to be available if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.