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How much time do pharmacies spend managing shortages?

MedExpress Team

Medexpress

Published June 17, 2024 08:46

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European pharmacists are calling for new measures to address drug supply problems. In a document endorsed by the European Pharmaceutical Assembly (PGEU) in Amsterdam, the negative impact of drug shortages on patients' health and trust in the healthcare system was highlighted. It pointed out that pharmacists spend an average of 10 hours a week managing shortages.

The PGEU proposes, among other things, fuller use of pharmacists' competencies, a common definition of drug shortages in the EU, detailed reports from laboratories, and better coordination and distribution of drugs between countries.

At the meeting in Amsterdam, delegates s...

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