Patients whose lives depend on EU medicine start ‘death by Brexit’ campaign

People relying on EU medicine to survive say their lives are at risk of a no-deal
People relying on EU medicine to outlive say their lives are vulnerable to a no-deal

People relying on EU medicine to outlive have put a black dot on their Twitter deal with to point out the federal government their lives are ‘in danger by Brexit’.

Thousands of persons are warning Boris Johnson they might die if a No-deal Brexit triggers medicine shortages.

Last week well being unions warned that crashing out of the EU and not using a deal may ‘devastate’ the NHS and disrupt the provision of life-saving medicines for as much as six months.

A author with the Twitter deal with ‘GirloftheN’ stated she depended on three medicines to outlive and inspired others in her place to share their tales utilizing hashtag ‘death by Brexit’.

She stated: ‘I’m prescribed three medicines with out which I might die. I’ve put a black spot by my title to point out that the federal government has determined to place my life in danger from Brexit.



‘So many of us are in a similar boat. Many other people have chronic conditions which are fine when treated, but become very disabling when meds aren’t out there. Even OTC meds are important. I’m not scaremongering. The govt now admits the dangers to us, however intends to do it anyway.’

#Deathbybrexit started trending on Twitter this morning, with hundreds of individuals dependent on life-saving medicine coming ahead to share their tales.

Several of these tweeting stated that they had kind one diabetes, which is handled with insulin made within the EU.

Patients  with epilepsy, most cancers, bronchial asthma and different uncommon circumstances stated they anxious about their well being deteriorating after Brexit and accused the federal government of intentionally placing their lives in danger by pursuing a no-deal.

One person tweeted: ‘I’ve a prosthetic coronary heart valve and rely on medicine to operate and survive. I now have a black spot by my title to point out that the federal government has determined to place my life in danger from Brexit.

Another stated: ‘My insulin is made within the EU, and if I don’t get it, then I’m good as gone. I can solely stockpile for therefore lengthy. After that it’s a sluggish and depressing time with out it. But hey, you all get your blue passports. #DeathByBrexit’.



Boris Johnson has been unrelenting in his ‘do or die’ pledge to go away the EU by October 31.

He refused to again down even after a humiliating week which noticed opposition MPs take management of the Commons and go a invoice that may make a no-deal Brexit unlawful with out parliamentary approval.

The Benn-Burt invoice is anticipated to be given formal Royal Ascent on Monday – however Boris Johnson stated he can be ready to disregard the laws if it meant reaching his purpose of leaving the EU by October 31.

The laws orders the Government to ask for a Brexit delay till January 31 subsequent 12 months, ought to no settlement be reached by October 19 and MPs not deciding to again a no-deal.

Some twitter customers have branded the #deathbyBrexit campaign as a scaremongering tactic.

But consultants from 11 our bodies together with the British Medical Association, have stated post-Brexit medicine shortages might be deadly as many important medication, together with these used for most cancers remedy, can’t be stockpiled.


Their joint warning adopted the leak of a authorities file in August which revealed ministers had been anticipating three months of meals, gas and medicine shortages within the occasion of no-deal.

Supporting the #DeathbyBrexit campaign, Remain activist Femi Oluwole stated: ‘The highest medical authorities say a No-Deal Brexit can be a disaster for the NHS. (, the primary factor that saves lives) The highest police authorities in Northern Ireland say a No-Deal Brexit is a particular safety danger. #DeathByBrexit is greater than a hashtag.’