Mental Illness: Prescription Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th October 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK maintains an adequate supply of antipsychotic medications in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We understand that antipsychotic medications are vitally important to many people in this country. Our contingency plans include sensible mitigations for medicines that come to the United Kingdom from or via the European Union, such as precautionary stockpiling by suppliers, to ensure that the supply of antipsychotics and other essential medicines to patients is not disrupted.

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