ESTONIA – HEALTH
According to the news portal Postimees, Estonia is running out of several important medicines. The authorities are looking for solutions, but hint that the problem is wider than that.
Due to difficulties in bringing amoxicillin to Europe, the availability of medicines containing this active ingredient is also limited in Estonia, the Medicines Department said this week. The medicine is used to treat pneumonia, bronchitis and inflammation associated with joint prostheses, among other things.
According to the drug manufacturers, the supply difficulties have been caused by a significantly increased demand for antibiotics and at the same time a decrease in production capacity, including due to a shortage of raw materials and packaging materials, as well as the energy crisis.