EU to allow UK to import medicines into Northern Ireland

The EU will allow medicines to be imported into Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK Credit: PA

The European Union have adopted measures to allow medicines to be imported from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

Medicines imports from GB to NI have been an issue brought about by the NI Protocol which kept Northern Ireland in the EU's single market for certain goods under the terms of the Brexit deal.

“The exceptional provisions will allow medicines authorised in the UK to be supplied to Northern Ireland through a temporary authorisation, valid for a maximum of six months or until the European Medicines Agency grants or refuses a marketing authorisation in the EU,” the EU said in a statement.

It added: “Specific conditions would be in place to ensure that UK-authorised medicines do not enter the EU single market.”