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Should EU Medicine Supply Chains Be Shorter and More Sustainable?

Modern pharmaceutical supply chains are global and complex. The pandemic has clearly demonstrated the risks of supply-chain disruptions, and the importance of building greater resilience into supply chains so they are better able to withstand shocks.

In addition, the threat of climate change has called into question the environmental sustainability of long supply chains, both in terms of emissions from transportation and in terms of carbon leakage from countries with strict climate policies.

We put some of YOUR questions on this topic to a panel of experts:

  •  Giacomo Mattino, Head of Unit “Food, Retail, Health”, DG GROW, European Commission
  •  Chantal Friebertshäuser, Managing Director, MSD Germany

Should EU medicine supply chains be shorter and more sustainable? Could shorter pharmaceutical supply chains help reinforce European strategic autonomy in medicines? Let us know your thoughts and comments in the form below and we’ll take them to policymakers and experts for their reactions!

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