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Island has UK guarantee on medicine supplies

Health Minister, David Ashford

Health Minister comments on worldwide medicine shortage

The Health Minister has refuted suggestions a move to protect drug supplies is down to Brexit.

David Ashford says it's due to a worldwide shortage of some medicines.

If the protocol is approved by Tynwald, a pharmacist will be able to give a prescribed item in a different form than that on the prescription from the start of December.

Mr Ashford says the Island has a cast-iron guarantee from the UK that it will be treated like all other regions: