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Brexit may affect the cost of drugs and hit U.K. pharmaceutical investment, a government committee head  warns, the BBC reports. Several large drug makers also expressed concern about disruption to supply chains, clinical trials, and recruiting if the U.K. does not withdraw in an orderly manner from the European Union, The Telegraph says. Meanwhile, a U.S.-based life-sciences investment fund, with backing from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), plans to invest up to $1 billion to create a large biotech company in the U.K., according to The Financial Times.

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