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Medicine Shortages Index at 247 with new trend seen in supply shortfall of nasal sprays, inhalers and eye drops

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Medicine Shortages Index hits new record high of 247 as widespread shortages deepen incrementally each week Medicine shortages in Ireland continue to persist with 247 different medicines used by Irish patients currently out-of-stock, as a… Read More »Medicine Shortages Index at 247 with new trend seen in supply shortfall of nasal sprays, inhalers and eye drops

Medicine shortages will continue to worsen without political will to overhaul pricing and procurement systems

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During today’s panel discussion examining medicine shortages, experts said an overhaul of procurement and pricing systems is needed to overcome weaknesses in the global supply chain and avoid acute shortages affecting patients in the future.… Read More »Medicine shortages will continue to worsen without political will to overhaul pricing and procurement systems

Medicines Shortages Index high with Irish patients unable to access 228 medicines as widespread shortages worsens

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Shortages up 41 in just six weeks, 16 additional medicines out-of stock in past three weeks alone Medicine shortages continue to worsen with 228 different medicines used by Irish patients currently out-of-stock, a rise of… Read More »Medicines Shortages Index high with Irish patients unable to access 228 medicines as widespread shortages worsens

Essential medicine shortages: scale of price differential between Ireland and neighbouring countries published

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Medicine manufacturers, including companies producing medicines domestically, are getting paid up to four times as much for their products abroad than in Ireland, new analysis shows.   The authors of the Medicine Shortages Index, Azure Pharmaceuticals,… Read More »Essential medicine shortages: scale of price differential between Ireland and neighbouring countries published
Medicine Shortage Index - Dec 22

Medicine Shortage Index shows Ireland is facing a shortage of 187 different medicines in December

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The Medicine Shortage Index, issued today by Azure Pharmaceuticals, analyses data published by the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA). Our analysis underlines the scale of medicine shortages at present. 187 different medicines used by Irish… Read More »Medicine Shortage Index shows Ireland is facing a shortage of 187 different medicines in December