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Shortage of drugs: a list of nearly 300 drugs in “critical” situation studied by the Minister of Health



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François Braun spoke on Tuesday May 16 about the shortage of medicines of which France is a victim. The Minister of Health assured to have received a list of nearly 300 drugs in “critical” state of supply.

The Minister of Health François Braun announced a list of nearly 300 drugs which are the subject of supply tensions in France.

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“I committed to a list of so-called critical drugs before the end of this month, I had a first list of 281 drugs exactly today,” said François Braun during questions to the government. This list “is going to be further adjusted because there are […] duplicates”, he added, in his response to MP Béatrice Descamps (Liot).

“A white drug plan”

Faced with “supply tensions” on certain drugs, “the government is conducting a policy of concrete measures”, defended the Minister of Health, recalling that “in recent months, measures have been taken towards manufacturers”

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“There is also a winter plan, since every winter we increase the consumption of certain drugs, and also a white drug plan being put in place”, developed François Braun.

And the objective displayed by Emmanuel Macron of a return to the “industrial sovereignty” of France “of course also concerns medicine, with France Relance, France 2030 or even yesterday “Choose France”, where pharmaceutical industries will invest more than a billion euros,” he said. The Minister of Health also praised action at European level “to harmonize our policies in the face of shortages”.

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