Taskforce to support drug supply


The government is worried about a drug shortage which is affecting hospitals and pharmacies around the country.

While hospitals have been warning about a lack of drugs for some time – the problem is now extending to outpatients and over the counter medication - such as ibuprofen and paracetamol. 

Authorities have set up a taskforce to examine the problem. Their first aim will look at short term solutions – but will also examine how to make sure the supply is maintained in the longer term.

There is a global shortage of anti-biotics which is being driven by Chinese lockdowns and the pandemic. 

Strong demand due to the flu currently circulating is not helping either. 

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