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Deliveries of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for private patients are & # 39; protected & # 39; by a government movement to prohibit UK-based companies from importing stocks for the sole purpose of selling them to other companies (stock image)

Government prohibits British pharmaceutical companies from selling MMR vaccine to other countries to protect the delivery of measles prick for private patients & # 39;

  • The government has added the MMR vaccine to a list of 27 medicines
  • Companies are only allowed to import them for sale to other countries
  • Measles cases have skyrocketed all over the world and there is a high demand for the injection
  • The move does not affect NHS requirements, only those of private patients
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The government has banned pharmaceutical companies in the UK from selling the measles vaccine to other countries.

This step makes MMR – a vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella – the newest that has been added to a & # 39; no export & # 39; list.

It is after a list of another 27 drugs was banned in October from being exported in parallel by companies in the UK.

Parallel exporting is when a company buys drugs that have been brought to the UK for patients in this country and then sells them to other countries and then returns them.

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This does not affect the supply of the NHS, but only people with private healthcare.

Deliveries of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for private patients are & # 39; protected & # 39; by a government movement to prohibit UK-based companies from importing stocks for the sole purpose of selling them to other companies (stock image)

Deliveries of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine for private patients are & # 39; protected & # 39; by a government movement to prohibit UK-based companies from importing stocks for the sole purpose of selling them to other companies (stock image)

The government's move is because measles have risen throughout Europe this year and global demand for the injection is increasing.

British private vaccines from the vaccine will be & # 39; protected & # 39; due to the relocation, which means that companies don't just buy them to sell them to clinics abroad.

However, the NHS has its own direct delivery that cannot be disturbed by other UK wholesalers.

Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the UK (highlighted in orange) have become the first countries to withdraw their measles-free status this year from the World Health Organization

Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the UK (highlighted in orange) have become the first countries to withdraw their measles-free status this year from the World Health Organization

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Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the UK (highlighted in orange) have become the first countries to withdraw their measles-free status this year from the World Health Organization

WHICH OTHER DRUGS ARE PROHIBITED TO BE PERFORMED?

  • adrenaline
  • Conjugated estrogen
  • Conjugated estrogen / bazedoxifene
  • Conjugated estrogen / medroxyprogesterone
  • estradiol
  • Estradiol / norethisterone acetate
  • Estradiol hemihydrate / levonorgestrel
  • Estradiol hemihydrate / norethisterone acetate
  • Valorize Estradiol
  • Estradiol valerate / medroxyprogesterone
  • Estradiol hemihydrate
  • Estradiol hemihydrate / norethisterone acetate
  • Estradiol hemihydrate / dydrogesterone
  • Estradiol / Norgestrel
  • estriol
  • Hepatitis B (rDNA)
  • levonorgestrel
  • Medroxyprogesterone
  • oseltamivir
  • ospemifene
  • prazosin
  • progesterone
  • rivaroxaban
  • Tibolone

Health Minister Nicola Blackwood said: “These restrictions will ensure that those who do not qualify for the national NHS program or with private health care can also receive protection against the MMR vaccine.

& # 39; We have an excellent national vaccination program and the vast majority of people are eligible for free immunization on the NHS.

& # 39; There are no problems with the national NHS program. & # 39;

The rule affects less than one percent of the total number of MMR jabs – more than one million are issued each year by the NHS.

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Other drugs limited by the Ministry of Health are hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women in transition and epipenes.

Companies are also prohibited from exporting parallel adrenaline, Levonorgestrel contraceptive pills and the hormones progesterone and estradiol.

The government's decision is motivated by an increase in global demand for the vaccine, as measles cases have risen this year.

By the end of June, the World Health Organization had already registered 364,808 cases worldwide, more than triple in the whole of 2018 and most since 2006.

Experts say this is because not enough children are being vaccinated, meaning that communities are losing their massive protection.

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The UK was one of four countries losing its status without measles this year, along with Albania, Greece and the Czech Republic.

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