European Health Union – EU steps up action to prevent shortages of antibiotics for next winter
14 July 2023 – The European Commission, the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) and the European Medicines Agency are today issuing recommendations for actions to avoid shortages of key antibiotics used to treat respiratory infections for European patients in the next winter season. These recommendations, which have been developed through the Executive Steering Group on Shortages and Safety of Medicinal Products (MSSG), complement the process to develop an EU list of critical medicines. In close cooperation with the EU Member States, the Commission will take operational follow-up actions, including, if necessary, possible joint procurements.
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