TGA launches medicine shortage investigation

Press/Media: Expert Comment


GPs are being urged to have their say as part of the inquiry, which aims to ‘better prevent, manage, and communicate shortages’...

RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care Chair Professor Mark Morgan said changes must be made, with current shortages already impacting patients’ health.
‘There are indirect harms when prescribers must choose a less effective or less safe alternative medicine,’ he told newsGP.
‘It would be beneficial if Australia had the capacity to manufacture, quality assure and approve the use of alternatives.
‘Australia should manage national stockpiles of medicines to ride out temporary manufacturing or transport problems, but it is unclear how effectively this is governed at the moment.’


Medicines supply policy

Quality use of medicines

Primary Care

Period21 Feb 2024

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