TGA forces pharma companies to stockpile vital meds to avert shortages

But around 270 drug brands will benefit from less stringent requirements approved by Mark Butler.
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Almost 100 pharmaceutical companies must now keep at least four months’ supply of common drug brands in the country under a Federal Government plan to combat medicine shortages. 

However, the Minister for Health and Aged Care has approved less stringent requirements for around 10% of drugs on the list, including a few cases where companies will not have to stockpile certain drug brands at all for at least several months.