A new report on medicines shortages experienced in European healthcare systems has been carried out by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP). It scrutinizes the experiences of over 600 hospital pharmacists in 36 European countries, and shows how medicines shortages are affecting the treatment of patients.
Among other things, the report reveals that over 86% of hospital pharmacists are experiencing difficulties in sourcing medicines with 66% reporting this as a daily or weekly problem. The top affected areas are medicines to fight infection, cancer drugs and anaesthetics.
More information on EAHP website at: www.eahp.eu/news/eahps-2014-medicines-shortages-report-now-published
Download the full report here:www.eahp.eu/sites/default/files/shortages_report05online.pdf
AGE platform Europe recently co-signed a common position paper by Eurordis on the supply shortages of medicines which can be downloaded here.
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