The total number of new and ongoing shortages crossed the 450 mark in 2012 (1). Cedefop has developed a way to identify occupations for which a critical shortage has important implications for national economies and their education and training systems. Skill shortages in Europe: Which occupations are in demand – and why Skill shortages are of particular concern, especially when unemployment is high. The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) conducted a survey of medicine shortages in 2014 and found that the most commonly affected medicines were antimicrobials, oncology medicines, emergency medicines, cardiovascular medications and anaesthetics, with the impact being felt among both generic and innovative medicines. It is a searchable database that provides up-to-date information for consumers and healthcare professionals related to current drug shortages. A drug receives Resolved status when the Drug Shortages Staff (DSS) determines that the market is covered, based on information from all manufacturers. She asked the pharmaceutical industry to increase production of the necessary drugs with “extreme urgency”. In an example cited by FIP, shortages … Between 2000 and 2018, shortages in the EU increased 20-fold and according to a note by the European Commission are rising for widely used essential products. More than 50% ; Medicines to treat cancer, infections and disorders of the nervous system (epilepsy, Parkinson’s) account for more than half of those in short supply The market is considered covered when supply is available from at least one manufacturer to cover total market demand. However, some manufacturers may not have all presentations available. Coronavirus: Panic in Europe over ‘acute’ drug shortages after India announces it will stop medicine exports Adam Withnall. The meeting room was full of attendees representing academic and private practices from the United States, Canada, and Europe. 04/03/2020. The list of medicines in short supply was compiled from information provided by the industry to the European Medicines Agency. Box 1: Medicines shortages: a widespread and persistent problem • In the U.S., new drug shortages rose from 70 in 2006 to a high of 267 in 2011. On 17 September 2020, the European Parliament adopted a Report on the "Shortage of medicines - how to address an emerging problem". NHS faces drug shortages as Brexit stockpile used in Covid crisis This article is more than 2 months old NHS Provider in England said Brexit could conjure ‘perfect storm’ of problems in winter AMSTERDAM/WARSAW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European countries are facing shortages of COVID-19 drug remdesivir because limited supplies are running out, … While Europe is one of the world’s top manufacturers of drugs, the raw ingredients often come from China or India. Loïc Venance/AFP The Covid-19 shock led to shortages in essential drugs in many European countries, including France. Drug Shortage Bulletins are copyrighted by the Drug Information Service of the University of Utah, provided by ASHP as its exclusive authorized distributor, and used with permission.