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Shortage of drugs led pharmacists to warn "the consequences could be further hospital admissions or even fatalities"         "They will not explain their imposed quota system and they will not discuss the issue directly." Shortages were "out of hand and nearing catastrophe" - Andrew McCoig, the chief executive of the NHS pharmaceutical committee for Merton, Sutton         "Before the introduction of manufacturers' quotas, the market for medicines worked effectively. No longer can patients be assured that if they walk into a pharmacy their medication will be available immediately or within an acceptable timescale." - Calderdale and Kirklees local pharmaceutical committee         Four in five NHS trusts in England & Wales say patients are suffering "unacceptable" delays for drugs         Lives at risk by shortage of critical medicines because pharmaceutical companies are rationing drugs, NHS leaders warn         A survey of 60 NHS authorities found that the shortage was doing patients "serious harm", with patients facing delays of up to 6 months - (The Telegraph 22 June 2012)         Imposed rationing to stop sale of drugs abroad has made the shortages much worse, say NHS leaders and pharmacies. - (The Telegraph 22 June 2012)         "The current restriction in supply imposed by drug companies is harming the public and must be addressed urgently." - Prof John Parkes, the chief executive of NHS Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire
 

A world without Pharmacies“ BIPWAs response

 

There is a widespread misunderstandingregarding pharmacists and thepharmaceutical sector as publishedby Chemist and Druggist.Pharmacists continually facecriticism. If we did not have our localpharmacies or pharmacists theimpact upon patients and GPs wouldbe huge. GPs would feel the strainand patients would not receive their medication.....




 

What is Wholesaling?

 

The role of wholesaling is reducing costs, thereby making drugs more accessible to more people; they act as intermediaries between the manufacturer and the place of dispensing the drug on a prescription, normally a pharmacy.

 



NHS Patients should receive medication that they need, when they need it.

Its is evidently clear that the loyalty of the pharmaceutical manufacturers lie with their shareholders ......

Rising Prices

Drugs companies making everyday medicines for the NHS, are facing claims of profiteering after imposing huge price rises for commonly prescribed drugs.


A world without Pharmacies? BIPWAs response

There is a widespread misunderstandingregarding pharmacists and thepharmaceutical sector as publishedby Chemist and Druggist.Pharmacists continually facecriticism. If we did not have our localpharmacies or pharmacists theimpact upon patients and GPs wouldbe huge. GPs would feel the strainand patients would not receive their medication.....

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What is Wholesaling?

The role of wholesaling is reducing costs, thereby making drugs more accessible to more people; they act as intermediaries between the manufacturer and the place of dispensing the drug on a prescription, normally a pharmacy.

Read More
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