Rebelote. After a winter of 2022-2023 marked by stock shortages on very common medications like amoxicillin and paracetamol, the arrival of the cold season is once again marked by tensions over medications. “We are at almost 4,000 drugs [en rupture ou risque de rupture] today,” alarmed Pierre-Olivier Variot, president of the Union of Community Pharmacists’ Unions (USPO), on October 26 on franceinfo.
Tuesday October 31, Aurélien Rousseau, the Minister of Health, announced that he was going to bring together “next week” all the actors concerned by the subject of management of drug stocks to understand why certain patients “can’t find any “. The ANSM (National Medicines Safety Agency) for its part points to “stocks available on the national territory, but still with this difficulty in ensuring that there is a distribution on the territory which is completely homogeneous. »
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