Article digging into why there is a hormone shortage in the UK and that we've been lied to (i mean obviously we were)
"In 2017, the UK imported oestrogen and progestogen hormone products from the US worth £7,415,906. But in 2018 that dropped to £2,888,761, with no compensating imports from elsewhere."
"By pegging the UK price at a certain level it was hoped that the NHS would be able to minimise its bill for these medicines in the face of market uncertainty.
However, what appears to have happened is that the price was pegged at a level where it was simply unattractive for the pharmaceutical companies involved to sell to the UK – and the invisible hand of the market has done the rest."
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