How Australia dodged a major drug shortage during COVID-19

The CEO of Medicines Australia Elizabeth de Somer explains what happened and why we will continue to rely on overseas supplies

Remember when Australia was about to run out of medications because of COVID-19?

Medicines Australia CEO Elizabeth de Somer.

Back in March, there were bleak warnings that the nation's drug supply — 90% of which comes from overseas — was about to disappear into a hole amid the global shutdown.

India had already banned exports of paracetamol; China happened to be a key source of active

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