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Set Alert for Brexit

Amid Brexit Chaos, UK Defers Life Sciences Spending Commitments

Sector wants R&D tax credits updated, investment in Biomedical Catalyst, and is dismayed by spending delay. 

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UK Parliament Suspension Could Make No-Deal Brexit More Likely

Critics of the government's decision to suspend parliament for five weeks say it will make a no-deal Brexit more likely – a prospect that the life sciences industry is particularly worried about.

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Latest From Brexit

UK Names Ferry Firms To Carry No-Deal Brexit Medicine Supplies

Ferry and other transport operators are to bring thousands of heavy goods vehicles a week to the UK carrying life-saving medicines and other supplies if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. However, the ferries will not use the standard cross-Channel ports, which are expected to become heavily congested in a no-deal scenario.

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Longer Medicine Supply Delays Expected In No-Deal Brexit

Delays in the delivery of medicines with short lead times will be longer than originally expected in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK health care providers have been warned.

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Brexit And UK Procurement: Be Ready For Day 1

There are six weeks or less for medtech companies to be ready to operate as well as they can under Brexit – assuming that it will take place at the third time of asking. The new NHS procurement scheme, already in place, is another potentially disruptive concept for UK companies to adapt to.

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Industry Still Awaiting Clarity On Brexit Supply Chain Arrangements

As the Brexit clock continues to tick, industry says it is not impressed by government reassurances that all is well where the continued supply of medicines is concerned.

Brexit Trade

Firms Still In Dark Over No-Deal Brexit Supply Routes

Life science companies need more information on plans for alternative medicine supply routes if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, according to the BioIndustry Association, which says the release of the Operation Yellowhammer document shows the “significant impact” such an outcome would have on the sector.

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UK’s Own Medtech Regs: Political Turmoil Could Make November Deadline Redundant

If you are finding it difficult to follow what is happening on the broad political level in the UK as well as on the technical medtech level, you are not alone. Here we explain why Brexit-related dates are up in the air for the UK.

Regulation Brexit

EU Urges Regulatory Compliance As UK Flounders In Brexit Chaos

The European Commission says more needs to be done to ensure that all authorized medicines are in compliance with the regulations ahead of Brexit. Meanwhile, machinations in the UK parliament have cast doubt over whether the UK will actually leave the EU at the end of October.
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UK’s Own Device Laws Could Be Rushed Through Amidst Political Storm And Instability

The UK government has set 1 November 2019 as the date the UK’s own medtech regulations will apply, the day after the country is, in theory, due to leave the EU and potentially without a deal. But nothing is certain on the UK political scene any longer, not even this.

Medical Device Europe

UK No-Deal Medicines Regulation Under Threat As Brexit Chaos Grows

Draft regulations on medicines and medical devices could get caught up in the chaos that seems about to engulf the UK parliament as opposition MPs attempt to avert a no-deal Brexit.

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