No Brexit, no drugs (slight exaggeration)

The Nuffield Trust, an independent health charity, says that if the Brexit does not occur then “it would risk a chaotic disruption to supplies of medical products, and a rise in prices that would push hospitals deeper into deficit.” (Editorial note, the discussions in the previous hyperlink are well-structured and provide a summary of many of the issues Brexit will or won’t cause. Worth a read.)  The Nuffield Trust goes on to talk about the issues that could arise from cross-border research collaborations, regulatory approval of new medicines, and healthcare for British citizens when they travel in Continental Europe. In a word “messy.” For a good laugh, see the 25 funniest Tweets on the day when Article 50 was signed.