Addressing the root causes of medicines shortages

Supply chain Stakeholders’ views on root causes and solutions

Medicines shortages are a multi-factorial issue that can have multiple root causes such as manufacturing and quality issues, economic related issues and supply chain issues. Supply chain stakeholders, having patient’s health as the primary objective, are committed to avoid and mitigate the issue of medicines shortages and believe that the root causes of shortages can be addressed by:

  • Harmonizing and monitoring medicines shortages at EU level
  • Create regulatory incentives for essential low-priced medicines
  • Allow regulatory flexibility and improve regulatory efficiency to mitigate shortages
  • Ensure market stability and sustainability


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