Céline Géraud 7:45 p.m., February 02, 2023

Out of stock since November, amoxicillin, an antibiotic widely prescribed to children to treat ear infections, angina and other pneumopathies, will be back in pharmacies.

According to information from Europe 1, one million bottles will be delivered to pharmacies within 15 days.

It is the most prescribed drug in children in France.

Amoxicillin, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that can treat sore throats, ear infections and other pneumopathies, is however almost impossible to find in pharmacies due to stock shortages that have lasted since November.

Nevertheless, the precious medicine should soon find its way back to pharmacy drawers.

According to a source who participated in the steering committee at the Ministry of Health, one million vials of amoxicillin will be delivered within 15 days.

An announcement that sounds like a relief for families and pediatricians.

Still according to information from Europe 1, a "white plan" drug will be launched within three months.

A list of essential drugs will be drawn up and systems will be put in place to anticipate shortages and plan for other sources of supply.

Finally, still according to a source from the steering committee, the Ministry of Health is preparing to launch a plan to prepare for winter pathologies.

Its objective will be to better anticipate recurring epidemics of influenza, bronchiolitis and Covid. 

>> More information to follow...