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That this House is deeply concerned that prescription drugs intended for UK patients are being sold abroad; notes that a recent survey of pharmacists found that 85 per cent. were very concerned that patients were being adversely affected by shortages of such drugs; further notes with alarm research that found 40 per cent. of pharmacists had seen patients hospitalised because of the problem; and calls on the Government to hold urgent discussions on what can be done to combat this immoral activity with devastating consequences.
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at end add `agrees with Patients Association Chief Executive Katherine Murphy who said having access to medicines prescribed by a doctor when a patient needs them is a basic right; welcomes the investigation into medicine shortages by the All-Party Pharmacy Group; notes that recent surveys of pharmacies and feedback from local pharmaceutical committees and primary care trusts and health boards across England and Wales indicate that the supply chain problems are worsening; urges the Government to commission immediately an independent survey of the effects of the supply chain problems on pharmacies, dispensing doctors and patients; further urges the Government to assess the economic burden across the supply chain from dispenser to manufacturer; and finally, urges the Government to act promptly to resolve the matter in the best interest of patients across the UK.'.
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