Clinical trials

How Does Brexit With No Withdrawal Agreement Affect Clinical Trials?



The United Kingdom (UK) notified the European Union (EU) of its intent to withdraw effective March 30, 2019, a process commonly known as Brexit. At that point, it will become a “third country” and will not follow the EU regulations for pharmaceuticals. Negotiations are underway for a withdrawal agreement. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have released guidance related to pharmaceutical companies’ distribution of drugs due to the uncertainty of authorization of a withdrawal agreement.