The ABC has posted a revealing article, Health professionals warn Australia is struggling to deal with post-COVID-19 medication shortage, that details Australia’s continuing medication shortage. I dealt with this in this article:
In response to Australia’s global supply chain vulnerability being exposed by the pandemic, the National Party’s policy initiatives committee has produced a welcome 20-page policy paper, Australian Manufacturing 2035, setting out a plan to double manufacturing employment (that is, another 800,000 jobs) over the next 15 years.
- Australia faces an ongoing shortage of essential medications.
- Patients are having to pay more for essential medication and in some cases lower their dose until they can get a prescription filled.