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Current list of products under export ban due to national shortages

DH: Export ban aims to tackle ongoing shortages and minimise the impact on patients

Azathioprine, chloroquine phosphate and lopinavir with ritonavir have been added to the list of medicines and products that cannot be exported from the UK as of February 26.

An initial 23 products were listed on October 4 last year, with more added and removed since.

All the products are at “high risk of parallel export”, due to their prices increasing in EU countries, the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) told C+D in October.

By restricting wholesalers from exporting these products, the DH hopes “to tackle ongoing shortages and minimise the impact on patients”, it also said.

The list (below) will be updated with each product that the DH subjects to export restrictions, and applies to all medicines containing the active ingredients, whether generic or branded.

Date of export ban
Drug
Form
26/02/2020
Azathioprine
tablets
26/02/2020
Chloroquine phosphate
any
26/02/2020
Lopinavir with ritonavir
any
05/12/2019
Colestyramine
sachets
05/12/2019
Fluticasone propionate
nasules
14/11/2019
Hepatitis A and B vaccine
any
06/11/2019
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine
any
06/11/2019
Misoprostol
tablet
06/11/2019
Measles, mumps and rubella vaccine
any
18/10/2019
Ranitidine
any
18/10/2019
Norethisterone
any
18/10/2019
Beclometasone dipropionate (QVAR)
inhaler
18/10/2019
Alprostadil
any
04/10/2019
Tibolone
any
04/10/2019
Rivaroxaban
tablet
04/10/2019
Progesterone
any
04/10/2019
Prazosin
tablet
04/10/2019
Ospemifene
any
04/10/2019
Oseltamivir
any
04/10/2019
Medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Levonorgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Hepatitis B vaccine
any
04/10/2019
Estriol
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol/ norgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol/ norethisterone acetate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol valerate/ medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol valerate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ norethisterone acetate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ levonorgestrel
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate/ dydrogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol hemihydrate
any
04/10/2019
Estradiol
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen/ medroxyprogesterone
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen/ bazedoxifene
any
04/10/2019
Conjugated oestrogen
any
04/10/2019
Adrenaline
auto-injector
1 Comments
Question: 
Have you experienced shortages of medicines on the list?

How High?, Community pharmacist

About 6 months too late. 

Fingers on the pulse as usual but hey "Let's Get Brexit Done" then we can concentrate on the things that really matter........ ;)

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