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Frost renews call to exclude medicines from Northern Ireland Brexit rules

Industry figures warn of supply ‘cliff edge’ when new regulations come into effect in December 2023

Lord Frost has renewed calls for medicines to be excluded from the Brexit trading rules in Northern Ireland amid claims that supplies could be threatened in December when regulation of pharmaceuticals in the UK further diverges from the EU.

He described the much-praised fix put in place by the EU last year to ensure the continued long term supply of medicine supplies as “Heath Robinson” and said it the issue needed further addressing.

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