Sanofi At Heart Of Plan To Return Paracetamol Production To France
Production of paracetamol will return to France after a more than 10 year absence in an initiative spearheaded by President Macron to avoid future shortages.
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Global supply of paracetamol could soon improve after India said it would allow some exports of the drug. The country introduced severe export restrictions in March to ensure it had a sufficient stockpile of paracetamol to meet internal demand during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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.