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29 days ago by Leah

BREXIT: Companies awarded medicines contracts as part of ‘no-deal’ preparations

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Three companies have been awarded Express Freight Service contracts to deliver medicines and medical products within 24 to 48 hours as part of no-deal Brexit preparations.

The contracts for UPS, DFDS and Biocair, which are part of a £25m service announced by the government in August, will help ensure and patients and care providers have access to medicines and medical products after Brexit.

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock said: “This dedicated delivery service will get urgent supplies and short shelf life medicines, like radioisotopes for cancer treatments, rapidly into the country, including by plane where necessary.