2018 Medicines Shortage Survey

EAHP's 2018 Survey on Medicines Shortages to improve patient outcomes

On 7 November 2018, EAHP will be releasing the results of its 2018 Medicines Shortage Survey. The launch event of the report summarising the findings from the largest pan-Europe survey on medicines supply shortages will take place at the Press Club Brussels Europe (Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels) starting at 10.30.


10.30 to 11.00    Registration of participants and welcome coffee

11.00 to 13.00   Welcome by EAHP President Petr Horák

                           Presentation of the survey results by EAHP Vice President Aida Batista

                           Panel Discussion with
                           *  Dr Helena Jenzer, Chief Pharmacist at the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich
                           *  Luc Matthysen, volunteer at Eurordis, member of Eurordis's Drug Information, Transparency and
                               Access task force and member of HTAP Belgium, the Belgium association for pulmonary hypertension
                               and of PHA Europe
                           *  Dr Mina Gaga, President of the European Respiratory Society and Medical Director at the Athens Chest


13.00 to 14.00    Networking Lunch

Join us for a lively exchange between the representatives of the public health sector, policy makers and civil society.

Registration for the event is possible until 24 October. Register HERE 


 From 19th March 2018 to 11th June 2018, the EAHP collected information from European hospital pharmacists on the shortage situation in their respective countries. The 2018 Survey on Medicines Shortages aims at providing a clearer picture on the impact of medicines shortages on hospital pharmacists. To this end the survey investigated:

  • the current nature of medicines shortages problems in Europe, including their prevalence;
  • the most common types of shortages;
  • their impact on patient care and hospital pharmacy services;
  • existing national mechanisms for dealing with or monitoring shortages;
  • how hospital pharmacists typically manage the problems shortages cause; and,
  • hospital pharmacist views on proposed policy solutions.

EAHP thanks all European hospital pharmacists that participated in the 2018 survey activity. Your input will help improve patient outcomes!

Last update: 18 October 2018