The pandemic has a firm grip on the world. People can no longer leave their homes normally. The economy is on a downward slide. Some countries have more medical assistance, others less. Tests cannot or are not carried out everywhere. The true extent is not known to all of us.
This creates fear and uncertainty. Such a situation requires those on the front line, and I am thinking not only of vendors in grocery stores and public utilities, but also of colleagues in public pharmacies and retirement homes, and especially everyone working in hospitals.
We pharmacists are part of the wave that is leading the fight against the effects of the virus. It becomes apparent to all attentive people that medical care for the population in most countries did not take precedence over other government benefits, and now the extent of the care restrictions is becoming apparent. As we know, we had been critical of the restrictions on the supply of medicinal products for years and demanded that the companies concentrate on local and patient-related care. >> Letter to the EU Commisson >> We are now raising these demands even louder and in the future we will no longer release politicians from responsibility and will no longer allow us to be filled with terse promises.
We have sent a newsletter to all of our more than 3600 members, in which we inform about our further activities.
– about planning the next international Events
– about our attitude to dealing with contamination and the use of the “Yellow Hand”
And pay attention to the continuous information that we present to you on our new homepage in short intervals.
Please don’t get confused. The WHO helps us to clear up myths: >> go to WHO >>
Yours Klaus Meier, President
ESOP – the world’s largest multinational oncology pharmacy society,
supporting the interests of cancer patients.