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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 13 January 2022


Safeguarding the supply of medicines to patients in Europe

By Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen

"I am proud to say that despite an exponential increase in the demand for some medicines, the research-based pharmaceutical industry was able to increase capacity, in some cases by as much as 300-400 percent, and manage supply issues to the point that not a single EFPIA member reported disruption to supply of finished products during that extremely challenging period." 

Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen, President and CEO at Novo Nordisk and First Vice-President at EFPIA, reflects on what Covid-19 thought us and what we can do to avoid shortages of medicines in the future.

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On 13 January 2022 (

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