HEALTH

Swedish medicine supply could be affected by Shanghai's Covid lockdown

2:06 min
  • The lockdown of China's commercial capital Shanghai, due to covid-19, could eventually disrupt the supply of some medicines in Sweden.

  • That's according to the Medical Products Agency and the business association for pharmaceutical companies in Sweden, LIF.

  • Older drugs, where the patent has expired, are often manufactured in China or India, including antibiotics and painkillers containing paracetamol, ibuprofen and diklofenak.