Saturday, January 20, 2018


European Medicines Shortages Research Network - addressing supply problems to patients (Medicines Shortages) 


Pharmaceutical Supply Chains - Medicines Shortages
Editors: Barbosa-Povoa, Ana Paula, Jenzer, Helena, de Miranda, João Luís (Eds.)

*Provides pharmaceutical case studies
*Covers uncertainty and risk aspects of supply chain management
*Carefully combines the scientific level with a pedagogical approach
*Written by experts in the field 

 This book provides an insight of relevant case studies and updated practices in “PharmaceuticalSupply Chains” (PharmSC) while addressing the most relevant topics within the COST Action “Medicines Shortages” (CA15105).

The volume focuses on the most recent developments in the design, planning and scheduling ofPharmSC, broadening from the suppliers’ selection to the impact on patients and healthcaresystems, addressing uncertainty and risk mitigation, and computational issues. It is directed at MSc/PhD students and young researchers (Post-Docs) in Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical sciences, Engineering fields, Economics/Management, as well as pharmaceutical decision makers, managers, and practitioners, and advanced readers demanding a fresh approach to decision making for PharmSC.

The contributed chapters are associated with the homonymous COST Training Schools (TS), and the book creates a better understanding of the Action “Medicines Shortages” challenges and opportunities.


Systemic Measures and Legislative and Organizational Frameworks Aimed at Preventing or Mitigating Drug Shortages in 28 European and Western Asian Countries
by Tomasz Bochenek, Vafa Abilova, Ali Alkan, Bogdan Asanin, Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, Zeljka Besovic, Patricia Vella Bonanno, Anna Bucsics, Michal Davidescu, Elfi De Weerdt, Natasa Duborija-Kovacevic, Jurij Fürst, Mina Gaga, Elma Gailīte, Jolanta Gulbinovič, Emre Umut Gürpınar, Balázs Hankó, Vincent Hargaden, Tor Arne Hotvedt, Iris Hoxha, Isabelle Huys, Andras Inotai, Arianit Jakupi, Helena Jenzer, Roberta Joppi, Ott Laius, Marie-Camille Lenormand, Despina Makridaki, Admir Malaj, Kertu Margus, Vanda Marković-Peković, Nenad Miljković, João Luís de Miranda, Stanislav Primožič, Dragana Rajinac, David G. Schwartz, Robin Šebesta, Steven Simoens, Juraj Slaby, Ljiljana Sović-Brkičić, Tomas Tesar, Leonidas Tzimis, Ewa Warmińska, Brian Godman, published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, section Pharmaceutical Medicine and Outcomes Research.

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