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Call for action on medicine shortage.

URGENT action is needed to stem shortages of some medicines in the UK as drug wholesalers look to export stocks to profit from the weak pound, a body representing pharmacists has warned.

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) said the issue of medicine availability needed to be addressed quickly or it risks harming patients' health.

According to the RPSGB, more than 40 well known medicines for chronic conditions are in short supply.

They include anti-hypertensives, epilepsy treatments, plus some medicines to treat cancer.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 16, 2010
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