YOUR LIFE YOUR OPINION In French pharmacies, some medicines are already missing, while winter viruses have returned
A box of amoxicillin (illustrative image). — Charly TRIBALLEAU
The shortage of certain drugs is taking hold in France. It now extends to amoxicillin, one of the most prescribed antibiotics in France, especially for children, forcing the health authorities to take emergency action. These require in particular rationing, limiting the quantity that every pharmacy can order, and also calls doctors and patients to only use these antibiotics if necessary. Because, they have no interest against the bronchiolitis epidemic, of viral origin, which is currently raging in France, for example.
This shortage risk is part of a more wide where the authorities have already been forced in recent months to tighten the use of certain drugs; supply tensions, even shortages, are particularly numerous at the moment.
And while the resumption of winter viruses is already done; feel in medical offices, do you think that this shortage of medicines can represent a danger for you or your loved ones? Have you been confronted recently at Difficulties getting the medication prescribed by your doctor? Do you resort to; complementary medicine?