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'Patients could be seriously disadvantaged by Brexit, if we don’t get our act together'


The risk of a no-deal Brexit is growing but before then the Falsified Medicines Directive will affect all pharmacies in Europe, including the United Kingdom. The UK is also a major exporter of medicines and therefore the impact could be widespread. It is vital that patients here and across Europe continue to get their medicine, in the event of a no-deal scenario. Organisations in the medicine supply chain urgently need clarity about their responsibilities as well as support with implementing Brexit and the FMD. More specifically, they need guidance from experienced solution providers with traceability expertise. It is possible to build the requirements of the FMD into existing pharmacy workflows and this could be a great tool for patient safety and supply chain efficiency. With less than six months left for the industry to implement processes and systems to ensure FMD compliance, there is no time to waste, deal or no-deal. The post-Brexit world could get even more complicated, but whilst the mechanics of pack verification may change, the underlying rationale does not. - Mark Davison, Senior Operation Director, Europe - rfxcel

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23 AUG 2018

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