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Germany warns of medical products shortage if Brexit chaotic: paper

FILE PHOTO – QGerman, British and EU flags flutter in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany December 11, 2018. REUTERS/FABRIZIO BENSCH

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany could face shortages of medical products by mid-April if Britain makes a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union, German business daily Handelsblatt said on Thursday, citing a letter by Health Minister Jens Spahn to the EU Commission.

Tens of thousands of medical products could lose their approval if no “practicable procedures” were found, Spahn added, according to the paper.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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