Western pharmaceutical companies can’t stop supplying essential medicines to Russia, but they can cease other business.
In some countries there appear to be mismatches between lists of essential medicines and lists of registered medicines.
The Canadian government must undertake regular analysis of the drug shortage problem, if we are ever to develop sustainable solutions.
The World Health Organization has made bold progress by including many tests for non-communicable diseases on its new ‘Essential Diagnostics List.’
Countries globally should adopt and adapt the World Health Organization’s new Essential Diagnostics List – as a key step in the management of all diseases.
In Uganda, essential medicines are not being stocked at facilities that need them most. This includes drugs to treat chronic diseases.