European Public Health Week: Local production of pharmaceuticals as measure to overcome medicine shortages

Event start date/time
Fri, 26 May 2023 12:00:00 +0200
Event end date/time
Fri, 26 May 2023 13:00:00 +0200
Event location
online via zoom

Gesundheit Österreich invites to a lunch lecture of Stefan Fischer on local production of pharmaceuticals as measure to overcome medicine shortages.

Over the last decade medicine shortages have been increasing. Among the policy measures to improve the resilience of the supply chain and thus to mitigate and prevent medicine shortages, reshoring of pharmaceutical production to Europe, in particular active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), has been proposed as one potential solution.

The lecture will highlight the current production(focusing on APIs) in Europe and will present initiatives where efforts were undertaken to strengthen European production. The focus of the lecture will lie on the potential benefits and the associated challenges of local pharmaceutical production. Furthermore, measures to strengthen the pharmaceutical supply chain will be discussed.

Stefan Fischer (Dipl.-Ges.ök) is a health economist and health expert at the Pharmacoeconomics Department at the Austrian National Public Health Institute (Gesundheit Österreich GmbH, GÖG).

Stefan Fischer is an expert in policy and pharmacoeconomics. He has extensive experience in international and national research of pharmaceutical systems and pharmaceutical policies, such as pricing and reimbursement of medicines. Stefan Fischer has also done deepening research regarding medicine shortages, the pharmaceutical supply chain and local production of medicines.

Welcoming and facilitation

Verena Knoll, MA 
Pharmacoeconomics Department,
Austrian National Public Health Institute (GÖG)

We look forward to your participation via Zoom and request online registration.

*** The event takes place in the framework of the European Public Health Week – Public health: Global issues, local actions ***