EAEPC can only blame the new measures introduced by the Ministry of Health Order 269/2017, as these target all the medicines available in Romania with no time limit.

While this type of restriction measures is in total contradiction with EU law (in particular art.35 and 36 TFUE) and jurisprudence, one should note that they are also in total contradiction with the reality and declared objective to fight against shortages.

Indeed, according to the list released by the same Ministry of Health, there are about 20 medicinal products in short supply, of which 50% are even not subject to intra-European Trade. But the new export restriction measures concern thousands of products !

EAEPC would welcome any dialogue with national and European authorities to find a better balanced approach.

Full list available at : http://medicamentelipsa.ms.ro