The UK is preparing to stockpile blood and medical supplies in case of a no-deal Brexit

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  • The UK will stockpile medicine and blood supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
  • He told the Health Select Committee that he had met with medical industry leaders to “accelerate” preparations for the possible outcome in March next year.
  • The UK relies on 370 million packs of medicine from the EU a month, as well as blood plasma supplies and radioactive isotopes used in X-rays.
  • Hancock’s warning came as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit becomes significantly more likely.

LONDON — The government is drawing up plans to stockpile medicines and blood supplies in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to health secretary Matt Hancock.

He told the Health Select Committee that he had met with medical industry leaders to “accelerate” preparations for the possible outcome in March next year.

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