Brexit: UK Times - Ministers will order pharmacists to ration drugs if UK crashes out
UK Times reports … sounds ominous:
- Pharmacists will overrule GPs to ration drugs under a no-deal Brexit, The Times has learnt.
- Ministers will order them to alter prescriptions without first contacting the patient's GP in order to mitigate any extreme shortages, according to a leaked document.
- The contingency measure was revealed in an urgent consultation begun this week by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). It called for rapid changes to medicine rules to "support the continuity of supply of medicines in a 'no-deal' scenario".
The UK will cull the sick and weak first it seems.