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Government tells firms to stockpile medicines for end of Brexit transition

Pharmaceutical companies have been advised by the Government to stockpile six weeks’ worth of drugs to guard against disruption at the end of the Brexit transition period. The Department of Health and Social Care has written to medicine suppliers advising them to boost reserves. In the letter, it reiterates that ministers will not ask for an extension to the transition period past December 31, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

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