The Competition and Markets Authority has decided against investigating medicine stock shortages in the UK. It says it has other priorities and there is not enough persuasive evidence to justify an investigation. It claimed it was not the best-placed organisation to carry out an investigation even if one was needed. The CMA had found little […]
Shortages in generic medicines are not as bad as last year, according to Martin Sawer, the Executive Director of the British Association for Pharmaceutical Wholesalers. He has identified a stronger pound as having led to more parallel imports. Despite the improvement in the position, the reasons for them have become more complex, as they differ […]
The British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers – the body representing UK pharmaceutical wholesalers – has said it will continue to work to deal with medicine supply chain shortages, which were hampering a smooth supply of medicines from pharmaceutical suppliers ultimately for patients. Shortages also caused problems for others in the supply chain such as wholesalers […]
British Medical Journal editor, Dr Fiona Godlee, has called for doctors’ leaders to “sort out the web of misinformation about drug prescribing that has been generated behind closed doors and is costing the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds a year by scaring doctors from using cheap and effective medicines”.