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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2916, tabled on 25 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to produce paracetamol, and any ingredients required for its production, in the UK.

Answered on

7 April 2020

The United Kingdom already has just under 25% of paracetamol finished product sites, producing supplies for the UK, based in this country, and just under 20% of the manufacturing sites producing the active pharmaceutical ingredient required to make paracetamol.

We are aware that there has been a significant increase in paracetamol demand over the recent weeks. We are working with all suppliers of paracetamol to monitor and assess available supplies and demand, and to make additional stock available and prioritise further deliveries.

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Department of Health and Social Care