EU Drug Shortages

The French national health authority is calling for EU countries to make joint purchases of drugs to address possible future shortages across the 27 Member States. The call came in a Senate hearing into drug shortages with the suggestion that the EU’s recently established health emergency response agency (HERA) could bulk purchase medicines in advance […]

Call for Debate on Diabetes Care

Shropshire Liberal Democrat MP Helen Morgan has asked the government to allow MPs time for a debate on NHS care for diabetes. This comes after the publication of a report by Diabetes UK showing Shropshire to have the worst care for diabetes patients in the country, with only 25 percent of all patients in the […]

1.3 billion with Diabetes by 2050!

A series of studies published in ‘The Lancet’ estimates that the number of people living with diabetes will double by 2050. The researchers predict more than 1.3 billion people could suffer from the disease in 30 years – up from 529 million in 2021 – if there is no effort to address what they describe […]

Drug Shortages in Bulgaria

The most sought-after and missing drugs in the Bulgarian pharmacy network are those related to diabetes, which forced the authorities in Sofia to tighten control by introducing a mandatory electronic prescription from a doctor. The aim is to reduce the off-label use of diabetes drugs, which in the last few years have been increasingly popular as weight loss remedies. […]