We are getting out of this crisis.
Roland Lescure wanted to be reassuring about the shortage of consumer drugs that have affected France for several weeks.
It must be said that the Minister Delegate for Industry has new reason for hope.
On RTL, Friday February 3, he announced that the British pharmaceutical group GSK was going to reserve for France "
one million additional doses
" of amoxicillin "
in the coming weeks
This number is equivalent to “
one month of consumption
”, specified the Minister of Industry, who is closely following the file with his colleague from Health François Braun.
According to Roland Lescure, the bottles of this antibiotic highly prescribed in France, particularly for children, will be delivered to French pharmacies “
within two weeks
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Good news for the French market, which falls a few weeks after a similar announcement from the Upsa laboratory concerning pediatric paracetamol.
Upsa announced to me three weeks ago that it was redirecting 1 million doses of pediatric paracetamol to France
”, recalled the minister, who had visited the Agen (Lot-et-Garonne) factory of the French company at the beginning of January.
Roland Lescure thus wanted, on RTL, to “
” the two industrialists.
If Sanofi wants to do
the same (redirect doses of drugs to France, editor's note)
, they are obviously welcome
," he called.
"Overhaul the pricing policy"
If the minister believes that the problem of ruptures should "
be solved for this year
", the government wants to see further.
We are putting in place a roadmap to prevent this from happening again
,” he recalled.
For example, in order to relocate the production of certain drugs to France, Roland Lescure pointed out that the executive had “
identified a certain number of molecules for which we will promote, via public aid, reindustrialization in France
In addition, a mission was launched last week to "
overhaul the pricing policy
On this subject, the government announced on Thursday that it was blocking price reductions for certain "
important " generic drugs.
We may even allow price increases for those that are particularly important and that are not profitable
," he said.
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Thursday, François Braun had also given details on the government's roadmap, to adopt "
by the summer of a new strategy to better anticipate and fight against drug shortages
Three main measures have been listed by the Minister of Health: "
List of critical drugs, establishment of a 'white drug plan', strengthening of the security of stocks