Sept. 21, 2016
UK Pharmacy Minister: Israel Boycotts Put 100 Million Prescriptions at Risk (Jewish News-UK)
Sir Eric Pickles, a former chair of the Conservative Party, asked Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health David Mowat about the cost to the government if “Israeli-owned and Israeli-based companies were banned from supplying generic medicines to the National Health Service.”
Mowat replied that over 100 million prescriptions for medicines are from companies based in Israel.
“Banning these supplies would most likely cause significant shortages of some medicines important for patient health, and have a significant impact on competition and in all likelihood increase prices paid by the NHS.”