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Does anyone still think that Brexit won't result in problems with medication?

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StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 11:33:56

King's fund analysis today suggests wa could affect the affordability and supply of drugs. A no deal Brexit could potentially cause significant disruption to medical supplies. I suspect there's a good chance people will die from this. I'm sure they'll comfort themselves with the thought that by 2069 we'll be reaping the benefits.

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StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 11:34:41

Sitting back and awaiting the "hysterical" accusations. I hope I'm wrong and the Kings fund are too. They are known for being balanced and quite moderate.

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StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 11:54:05


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Windowsareforcheaters Fri 22-Feb-19 12:01:59

Who's going to reply?

All the Remainers know this.

All the leavers refuse to believe it is true. Even when there are bodies it will be the fault of everyone else in the world but not them. Their vote will not be the cause of this mess.

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 12:04:14

True . I suppose I am just sick of all the comments about hysteria and the fucking Y2k. I am incredibly angry it's come to this

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CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 22-Feb-19 12:05:36

My drug (propranolol - beta blocker) is on the shortage list - I don't take it for a life threatening reason (migraines) but have been on it daily for 10 years and need a controlled withdrawal (def not cold turkey) if I was to come off them - otherwise cardiac problems including heart attacks/cardiac arrest can occur.

So to say I'm shitting myself is an understatement.

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PatchworkElmer Fri 22-Feb-19 12:13:30

Not surprised by this at all- do you have a link? I can’t seem to find it on BBC news, or google.

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 12:15:51

I get a King's fund newsletter. Might be on their Web page, I will look in a sec

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StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 12:20:13

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WatcherOfTheNight Fri 22-Feb-19 12:20:21

I'm worried,I take medication that can't just be stopped.

Is there a list ? I didn't know so would be interested in looking .

HazardGhost Fri 22-Feb-19 12:22:23

There's a list? Link please?

Been wanting a list for months!

Hotpinkangel19 Fri 22-Feb-19 12:29:49

Where's the list?

ZenNudist Fri 22-Feb-19 12:31:23

Think they will have to delay Brexit

SneakyGremlins Fri 22-Feb-19 12:32:42

I'm on immunosuppressants.

You can't just quit those.

Myusernameismud Fri 22-Feb-19 12:38:57

Is this the list you're looking at?

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 12:39:10

So what's going to happen

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CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 22-Feb-19 13:02:50

ElyElyOy Fri 22-Feb-19 13:56:07

My Dad is part of an EU drugs trial for a terminal cancer drug, and also innumerable strong painkillers. His Drs basically hold their hands up and say they don’t know when he has asked how it could affect him.

The real impacts of this shit show won’t affect the people who caused it, they can just fly off to Switzerland or wherever and get whatever they need while the people who built this country are left to suffer.

It’s lower/working/middle class ethnic cleansing at its most vile.

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 13:56:46

Oh bloody hell I'm so sorry. I could scream.

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SneakyGremlins Fri 22-Feb-19 14:09:20

My immunosuppressants are on that list.

StealthPolarBear Fri 22-Feb-19 14:10:13

I can't believe we're in this situation. I am desperately hoping I am hysterical gremlins and everything is smooth. Has your doctor said anything?

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SneakyGremlins Fri 22-Feb-19 14:11:35

I'm seeing him a week on Friday - I'm going to ask for a three month dose rather than the usual 8 weeks. Not sure what else I can do really.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Feb-19 14:54:32

It makes me so so angry when leavers repeatedly tell me that sure it's going to be tough for a bit but then it will all be great. Tough for many people means death or severe incapacitating illness, or uncontrolled symptoms.

My medication is already affected by something. Brexit? I had to do without them for two weeks while an alternative solution was sound. I'm next due early April. I'm concerned.

Ely I'm really really sorry, I hope that they can continue sourcing the medication for your Dad.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 22-Feb-19 15:01:21

So my medication is on that list. Reason for shortage: increased demand. aka stockpiling upstream I suspect.


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