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oliver king
No insulin is made in the UK. It can't be by March. No deal Brexit threatens supply according to Medicines Regulator Sir Michael Rawlings. What are the government going to do to prevent type-1 diabetics dying ?
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oliver king Jul 28
Local health authorities will allow only 4-6 week supply- which is why any chaos at the ports is a real concern and why the medicines regulator says continuity of supply isn’t yet sorted but urgently needs to be
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Michael Walsh Jul 28
Replying to @oliverjamesking
Did Sir Michael give even a vague reason why we would not be able to buy it from our normal suppliers ?
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oliver king Jul 28
Replying to @mcjwalsh
Read the Pharmaceutical Journal interview that I tweeted earlier . He’s worried about a sudden interruption to the supply chain not a permanent break. But Any interruption is a catastrophic problem for me and other insulin dependent diabetics-it hasn’t yet but can be sorted
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Mother of Bunnies Jul 29
Replying to @oliverjamesking
Are you sure no insulin is made in the UK? Wockhardt (Wrexham) and Eli Lilly (Basingstoke) appear to do so.
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oliver king Jul 29
Replying to @Bigwig_Fiver
I’m quoting Sir Mike Rawlins in the Pharmaceutical Journal who said “not a drop” made here. As a type 1 diabetic really surprised me too.
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oliver king Jul 30
Replying to @oliverjamesking
Last week Sir Michael Rawlins, the head of the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, told the Pharmaceutical Journal that officials urgently needed to sort the insulin supply lines out in case of a no-deal Brexit because 'we import every drop of it'. 1/5
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oliver king Jul 30
Replying to @oliverjamesking
As a Type 1 diabetic, I para-phrased Sir Michael’s claims on Twitter, as I found his concerns about a potential temporary break in the supply chain to be alarming and vital to report. 2/5
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oliver king Jul 30
Replying to @oliverjamesking
Today Channel 4 News’ FactCheck has investigated Sir Michael’s claim that no insulin is made in the UK and has found one company that produces animal-based insulin which is used by about 1,500 to 2,000 patients a year. 3/5
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oliver king Jul 30
Replying to @oliverjamesking
That amount produced serves less than one per cent of the hundreds of thousands of Brits who use insulin. And indeed, the small amount of insulin produced in the UK is made from pigs and cows, rather than human cells. 4/5
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oliver king Jul 30
Replying to @oliverjamesking
I was not aware of this figure when I repeated Sir Michael’s claims and am happy to set the record straight 5/5
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