Information on medicine shortages and alternative products ensures continuity of drug therapy


In recent years, there has been a strong increase in medicine shortages. According to the Finnish Medicines Agency Fimea, the number of shortage notifications made by marketing authorisation holders is increasing continuously. In 2020, more than 2,000 supply shortage notifications were made to Fimea, which means that the number of notifications has increased fourfold since 2016.1

Pharmaceutical Information Centre provides Apotti with the most recent medical information


Apotti is a social and healthcare information system that aims to ease the work of doctors, pharmacists, nurses as well as social workers and to guide them towards the best practices. The cooperation with Pharmaceutical Information Centre guarantees Apotti that their medical information is always up to date. 

Support materials increase patient adherence

New drugs on the market are increasingly expensive and directed to increasingly smaller subsets of patients. Combined with the ageing population and increasing overall costs of health care, the issue of the price of treatment versus its benefits is becoming increasingly important. The effectiveness of treatment, expressed in concepts like Real World Data (RWD) and Real World Evidence (RWE), is the topic of at least half of the articles written by the pharmaceutical and health care sector.