Shortages of medicines putting patients at risk

Medecine shortages have increased ten-fold in the last decade, creating major risks for patients – including cancer and Parkinson’s sufferers.

Almost half (45%) of patients who cannot get their medicine either postpone, stop or never start their treatments, a study by the national patients’ federation found.

France Assos Santé also said 14% of people in this situation see their health deteriorate.

Yann Mazens, France Assos Santé’s policy officer, said: “ ...

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