MP calls for NHS drug priority
Patients struggle to obtain drugs for common life-threatening conditions in 80% of NHS trusts, an MP has claimed.
Huw Irranca-Davies, Labour MP for Ogmore, called for action over medicine shortages caused by more lucrative exports to other EU countries.
The Department of Health said manufacturers had a quota system which should be flexible enough to cope.
But Mr Irranca-Davies told Vaughan Roderick of BBC Radio Wales that quotas had failed, and that the UK government should give NHS patients priority over exports.