Modern pharmaceutical supply chains are global and complex. The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the risks of supply-chain disruptions, and the importance of building greater resilience into supply chains so they are better able to withstand shocks.
In addition, the threat of climate change has called into question the environmental sustainability of long supply chains, both in terms of emissions from transportation and in terms of carbon leakage from countries with strict climate policies.
We put some of YOUR questions on this topic to a panel of experts:
💬 Giacomo Mattino, Head of Unit “Food, Retail, Health”, DG GROW, European Commission
💬 Chantal Friebertshäuser, Managing Director, MSD Germany
Should EU medicine supply chains be shorter and more sustainable? Could shorter pharmaceutical supply chains help reinforce European strategic autonomy in medicines? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!
I have the least worry about the internal workings, logistics, & obvious top managerial skills of one of the biggest and most well-run American multinational pharmaceuticals- known as Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD outside the US).
I rather look at their financial performance- which reveals much more. Of course, the EU regulatory pen is always close by.
But- much greater problems exist in industries hit by serious global supply chain shortages (never mind ‘shorter chains’ etc.) which has most people worried about how best to survive this coming winter. Forgotten?
It includes energy (gas & oil), semiconductors, automobiles, industries, food manufacturing, & supplies- to name just a few.
As we know, energy powers the economy- which guarantees employment, earnings, & consumption. Which in part contributes to a reliable food supply and hopefully guarantees everyone’s survival.
The usual disrupters are gone wrong political assumptions and risky investments- in extreme cases gone made politicians & war while forgetting for a moment Mother Nature’s revenge & extravaganzas.
Uważam, że zarówno Unia Europejska jak i koncerny farmaceutyczne powinny odpierdzielić się od medycyny.
La langue européenne c’est la traduction! Alors stop à l’invasion de l’anglo-saxon!
Parlez français et non l’angloy qui a quitté l’Union 🥳🇨🇵✨ !
Health is very important and sick populations cost so much the societies!
Everything we eat shall be of high quality, including medicine and health treatments!
Que l’UE s’occupe de ses affaires, l’approvisionnement en médicaments sont les affaires des états.