Cyprus has no problem of shortage of antibiotics, authorities assure

In Cyprus at the moment, there is no problem of shortage of antibiotics and beta-lactam antibiotics as is the case in Europe and worldwide, the Director of Pharmaceutical Services Elena Panayiotopoulou told CNA on Thursday.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced last week that 25 out of the 27 EU member states face great shortage in antibiotics and treating patients. The US, Canada and China face similar problems.

We have been reassured by the Cypriot pharmaceutical companies that they have reserves to meet the demands of the local market, said Panayiotopoulou and at currently there is no shortage issue.

She said Europe and the rest of the world are facing a shortage of the antibiotics and beta-lactam antibiotics due to the outbreak of strep infections.

Other reasons for the shortages are the energy crisis around the world, the war in Ukraine and the inability to find raw materials from third countries such as China and India.

In Cyprus, she added, we have contacted the Cypriot pharmaceutical companies which reassured us that they can respond to the local demand.

Source: Cyprus News Agency