France Limits Sale Of OTC Analgesics In Response To Covid-19
France limits OTC sales of paracetamol to one pack per person with no Covid-19 symptoms and two packs for those with pain and/or fever. Online sales of medicines containing paracetamol, ibuprofen and/or aspirin are also now suspended.
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Countries across Europe are restricting sales of OTC drugs in response to COVID-19 to maintain supply and counteract stockpiling. The approach varies widely across the region: countries such as Germany and France have introduced strict limits, while others, such as the UK and Ireland, have not ordered official restrictions. HBW Insight presents an analysis of the actions taken by 14 European countries to the upsurge in demand for OTCs.
HBWI Exclusive: As the coronavirus pandemic worsens across Europe, the region's wholesalers work at full capacity to keep up with demand for OTC products.
In response to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, the region's self-care industry is working hard to keep shelves stocked with crucial OTC medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices, according to the AESGP.