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Insulin In The Uk

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by Grant_Vicat, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    There was a short piece in the news about this either yesterday or the day before. Some are calling it a hoax and others are calling it 'Remoaners last ditch attempt to scupper Brexit' scaremongering. Either way, there are people who are now stockpiling medicines.

    NB I have no political views to share on the subject of Brexit.
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was in the Daily Fail yesterday. I’m pretty worried.
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The Independent have covered it today also. A little better than the red tops and DF.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand we may see the end of 'parallel imports' and having had faulty Lantus acquired under that scheme won't be sad to see the back of it, and we must have imported insulin pre common market membership so I'd not worry too much.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We are all apparently going to get super gonorrhoea too!! Of course that would be more of an issue, because there would be no regular supply chain for the medicine, and the increase in demand might take a while to be sorted out.

    https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/...ergonorrhoea-health-chief-warns-a3898186.html

    It's quite disturbing that so many people in politics, and running quangos are so prone to hysteria, I wonder if it's the public schools, or something going wrong at Oxbridge. We clearly need wider recruitment policies.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I used both Novo Nordisk & Eli Lilly insulin back in the eighties and that was before the EU, ,my son messaged me asking about this earlier on worrying, it's not the supply chain but how much HM government will have to pay in tax, although I'm sure medicines have different tax rules anyway.
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm sure I saw something about this a while back, but as it doesn't affect me directly as a T2 I can't remember when or where I read it. Obviously if your life depends on the availability of essential medications it's a pretty worrying situation though.

    I'm not actually a political beastie though I am definitely not a Brexit fan...And it does concern me somewhat that there will probably be all sorts of other similar issues coming to light.

    Robbity
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The only reason leaving on WTO terms would be a problem would be if we weren't properly prepared. Theresa May has to take responsibility for any lack of preparedness.

    Also her dead in the water chequers plan, funnily enough, makes no deal more likely, not less likely.

    There, now you know.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Hmmmm! The joys of voting YES, without thinking it through... :D
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    From what I can gather they thought it cannot get any worse.... in the North-East and South-East. A change was needed.

    Where people are ill through stress and needing more and more medicines to just walk.
    Sometimes you have to go back to successful go forward!!!
     
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  12. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    What I want to know is how many medications have a very short shelf life?
     
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    Exactly, I suppose insulin would be pretty unique in that stockpiling can only go so far. I am clinging to the thought that no European country (who are still our allies, after all) would refuse to trade vital medicines with us. Who would benefit from such actions? This whole process has been a mess since day one.
     
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    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good god!!! the only circumstances under which one country can refuse to supply medicines to another, is when international sanctions are in place.

    There would probably have to be a UN resolution before EU countries could stop supplying the UK with insulin.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Obviously I don't recommending this bad practice but in Nigeria it wasn't unknown for them to still take just out of date tablets as long as stored well.
    Insulin if out of date won't be effective, from what I understand.
     
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    We should prepare for disruption to supply chains, especially just in time. It's only prudent
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Stop reading the DM[​IMG]
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We need a sensible appraisal of what might/might not happen
     
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    Q. How many trade deals will we have on 1st April 2019?
    A. 0
     
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