Hospitals Worried about a Shortage of Medication at Brexit without a Deal
Dutch hospitals are concerned about the stock of medicines if the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without an agreement.
In the Netherlands, many medicines are used that have been approved in the UK. Medicines and other medical devices may no longer be permitted on the Dutch market if the British leave the EU on the Brexit date of 29 March without a deal.
“For example, pacemakers are almost all made by US companies and certified in the UK because of the language,” says Gerwin Meijer of the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU) against NOS.
He points out that Dutch hospitals often do not know which products have such a British certificate. “We buy these via Dutch brokers and have no idea where those products come from, as long as it is certified”, says Meijer.