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MPs warn of medicine shortages

Patients in England are suffering from shortages of some medicines, according to the All Party Pharmacy Group of MPs.

Their report says part of the problem is drugs being bought cheaply in the UK then sold at higher prices elsewhere in Europe.

The MPs say the government needs to "up its game" to tackle the acute and disproportionate impact on patients.

The Department of Health says it has issued new guidelines and is working with every part of the supply chain.

The BBC's health correspondent Branwen Jeffreys reports.

  • 15 May 2012