Help We Are Running Out Of Medication……..No Not Brexit Britain But EU countries
Don’t get sick in Germany or get breast cancer or have a child with a fever
The Germans are not only running out of energy supplies and essential electronic components used in manufacturing, but they are now also seeing chronic shortages of vital medicines in the country’s pharmacies.
From paracetamol to essential cancer drugs, chemists’ shelves are emptying
In Berlin and across Germany pharmacists are struggling to maintain supplies of some essential medicines.
As we all know, children normally build up their immune systems through exposure to viruses and infections in their peer group and through the population at large. As a result of strict Covid measures, however, this hasn’t happened in the last two years due to compulsory face masks and social distancing.
Now that these restrictions have been relaxed, parents are seeing an upsurge in colds, fevers, and respiratory diseases in their children. This is therefore a particularly bad time for these parents to find the shelves at pharmacies empty of basic medicines such as paracetamol for young children.
If this were happening in the UK we all know the reason the BBC would give along with the European Movement led by the treacherous Lord Adonis and his feeble Minions.
And the big cheesy one himself Adonis
Yes, they would blame Brexit.
And it shows no sign of improving any time soon
One pharmacist in Berlin told Deutsche Welle :
“What we’re seeing is that all contracts for anti-pain and anti-fever medications for kids have been cancelled.”
This is not only affecting children’s health but also adults with life-threatening illnesses
This problem is not only confined to common drugs such as paracetamol and ibuprofen — and it’s not confined to the very young.
For example, one essential drug in the treatment of both early-stage and advanced breast cancer became increasingly scarce in Germany in January this year. Unfortunately, there is no substitute so this was a very serious problem indeed. The German agency responsible has now had to authorise the importation of this drug.
Why is all this happening in the EU’s largest economy and most populous member country?
It seems that the German pharmaceutical industry has three main problems. Firstly there is a shortage of skilled workers, secondly, there are fast-rising production costs, and thirdly there are supply chain problems.
Apparently, the cost of active ingredients essential in the manufacture of many medicines, as well as rapidly rising production costs overall, are making it unprofitable to make some drugs. This — together with supply chain problems and the shortage of skilled workers — has caused the lack of availability of many medicines.
Accessing the database of Germany’s ‘Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) for “Published delivery bottleneck notifications” I found there were 281 listings. All the information is in German so I won’t cite them all here. However, they include common antibiotics, thyroid medicines, blood pressure reducers, and also other medicines that are urgently required in hospitals.
Now I want you to imagine the news if this happened in the UK. BBC, Sky News, and ITN,
- ‘Shortage of skilled workers? — Due to Brexit
- ‘Supply chain problems’? — Due to Brexit
- ‘Rapidly rising production costs’? — Due to Brexit
Instead, this is a German problem within the EU, so naturally, readers are unlikely to come across this news on their TV screens.
However, it pays readers to check what's going on in countries in the EU.
I do it most days, our British Media won't show you, they dont want you to know what's going on as they are in the pay of Adonis and the Minions above who want you to think all is rosy in the EU countries, and that everything that happens to make the UK lives miserable is down to Brexit.
You can read how Germany is seeing an alarming shortage of essential medicine here https://www.dw.com/en/germany-sees-alarming-shortage-in-essential-medicine/a-62567862
Sources: Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM)