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Stephen William Hammond
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<p>There is already considerable manufacturing of generic medicines in the United Kingdom, but the majority of generic medicines are manufactured abroad, both in the European Union and beyond. For insulin, there is very little manufacturing in the UK and most of it is manufactured in the EU. The Department has put plans in place for the continued supply of medicines after the UK leaves the EU, focused on those medicines that are imported from the EU. This includes pharmaceutical companies stockpiling an additional six weeks’ supply and prioritisation of medicines and medical products at the border.</p><p> </p><p>Increasing manufacturing of generic medicines and insulin in the UK is not a short-term solution as this would require companies to invest in, set up and license manufacturing facilities in the UK as well as applying for marketing authorisations, all of which take years. In addition, there is insufficient evidence that this would result in lower prices compared to manufacture abroad.</p>
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