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No-deal Brexit could lead to drug shortages and delayed operations

Amid huge Brexit uncertainty, a range of emergency measures are being put in place to protect medical supplies – but no one knows if these will be enough Pharmacists could get emergency powersMedic Image/Getty By Clare Wilson As UK politicians prepare to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal tonight, the possible impact of… Read More »

Skin creams can lead to fire deaths

People who use emollient creams to treat dry and itchy skin conditions are being warned they can build up in fabrics and cause them to catch fire more easily. The medicines regulator says clear warnings on product packaging is needed to alert consumers. The MHRA says it has heard of more than 50 such deaths… Read More »