Disorderly Brexit May Necessitate Drug Airlifts, Sanofi UK Head Warns
A badly planned British departure from the EU could make airlifting of drugs into the UK necessary to ensure adequate supplies are maintained, Sanofi’s managing director in the UK said.
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