AVAILABILITY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC


Posted May 5, 2017 by Fiona-QYR

Of the 427 essential drugs, 311 are registered in the Czech Republic, 292 were registered and marketed in Q3 2016, 19 were registered but not marketed, and 135 (32%) were unavailable. Most affected classes are antibacterials

 
Of the 427 essential drugs, 311 are registered in the Czech Republic, 292 were registered and marketed in Q3 2016, 19 were registered but not marketed, and 135 (32%) were unavailable. Most affected classes are antibacterials, antituberculars, antiretrovirals, antiparasitics, and dermatologicals. Essential medicines availability gap overlaps significantly with drugs that are in shortage globally.

Market Research Report Store(MRRS) adds "AVAILABILITY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC" new study, published in May 2017. It is a professional and in-depth study.

Executive Summary

This report analyzes availability of essential medicines as defined in the World Health Organization (WHO) Essential List Medicines (Report of the WHO Expert Committee) in the Czech Republic. The WHO list of essential medicines contains most effective and safe medicines needed to meet the most important needs in health systems, and is frequently used by countries to create their own national lists. Without these drugs, some conditions will not be able to receive optimal therapy. Availability gap represents serious public health concern.
Expert Committee of the World Health Organization selects Essential Medicines Lists in accordance with approved procedures. The Committee evaluates the scientific evidence on the basis of the comparative effectiveness, safety and cost–effectiveness of the medicines. Both lists (adult and pediatric) went through major revisions in 2015, as the Committee considered 77 applications, including 29 treatment regimens for cancer, hepatitis C and tuberculosis (The Selection And Use Of Essential Medicines. Report Of The WHO Expert Committee, 2015).
Local availability is expressed as registration, in the form of total number of licensed products, and number of marketed products, i.e. products that were on the market in Q3 2016. Of the total number of 13,256 individual registrations for essential medicines, only 2,110 (14%) were actively marketed in Q3 2016. Total number of licensed and marketed product equals all strengths, formulations and dosage forms counted separately. The dataset is current as of December 30, 2016. Any revisions to the database made in the period between data download and publication of this report are not considered. Locally available products were compared to the WHO list of essential medicines. The material is presented in graphs and summary tabulations as listed in the table of contents.


Of the 427 essential drugs, 311 are registered in the Czech Republic, 292 were registered and marketed in Q3 2016, 19 were registered but not marketed, and 135 (32%) were unavailable. Most affected classes are antibacterials, antituberculars, antiretrovirals, antiparasitics, and dermatologicals. Essential medicines availability gap overlaps significantly with drugs that are in shortage globally.


The report provides overview of the situation in the Czech Republic. Essential medicines availability gap represents both public health concern and risk of harm to individual patients. Substitute and second line therapies are often less effective, more toxic, or more expensive. Improvisation and the use of less familiar medicines are more likely to lead to medication errors. Mitigation of shortages and creation of shared contingency supplies puts additional strain on understaffed hospitals, in addition to human toll inflicted by social stress. Drug shortages make it impossible to follow evidence-based practice guidelines, and force decisions to prioritize certain group of people over another. Public health concerns arise due to inability to prevent and treat contagious diseases such as tuberculosis. Significant resources have to be dedicated to overseeing and managing the situation at government and supranational level.
Of the 427 essential medicines, 311 are registered. Of these, 292 essential medicines showed active marketing in Q3 2016 and 19 were registered but not marketed. 116 (27%) were not registered, and therefore not available, rather than in shortage locally. Availability gap amounts to 135 (32%) essential medicines for both unregistered and not marketed essential medicines. However, essential medicines that are not available locally significantly overlap with medicines that are in periodic or chronic global shortage. Examples of the most significant global shortages of essential medicines are presented in the context of local availability gap. The Czech Republic is a small market with complex regulatory environment and inconsistently applied and enforced rules that often change in response to political demand. Alternative sources currently include parallel import from other EU countries. Attempts to obtain essential medications from alternative sources provide opportunity for the introduction of counterfeit, falsified and substandard drugs into clinical practice.
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