COVID-19 drug preparedness rules extended for the rest of the year

02 September 2020

The Minister of Health has decided to extend the applicability of the executive order that lays down special rules for the drug preparedness in connection with the handling of COVID-19 to 31 December 2020.

In order to address supply shortages of medicines during the COVID-19 crisis, a number of special rules were introduced at the end of March by way of an executive order on drug preparedness. Following activation by the Minster of Health, the rules give the Danish Medicines Agency powers to oblige companies to submit information on their stocks of medicines to the Danish Medicines Agency, to build up supplies and redistribute medicines to those parts of the health service that need them the most and to put a price cap on medicines.

These rules have just been extended to apply until 31 December.

Read the rules here:

Executive order on the drug preparedness in connection with handling of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (in Danish only)

Read more:

Danish Medicines Agency given more powers to counteract supply problems.

Executive order on special measures relating to the supply of medical devices and protective equipment caused by the spread of COVID-19 (in Danish only)

Danish Medicines Agency COVID-19 theme.