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Drugs: Northern Ireland

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 52404, tabled on 21 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medicines have been (a) pre-notified for withdrawal and (b) withdrawn from the Northern Ireland Market up to 31 August 2021.

Answered on

28 September 2021

The Department regularly receives notifications of discontinuations and possible discontinuations from suppliers. However, we are unable to provide the information requested as it is commercially sensitive.

The Government is considering all possible steps to help ensure the continuity of medicines in Northern Ireland. We are currently engaging with stakeholders to understand their plans for supplying medicines to Northern Ireland.