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Health products: the Court of Auditors warns about autonomy


ofordinary, page after page, the magistrates of the Court of Auditors tend to estimate – rightly! – that the state is doing too much. Well, when it comes to health products, it is rather the opposite that is true: France does not do enough.

Our stocks of drugs needed for intensive care (curares and injectable hypnotics) were too low when the Covid-19 crisis broke out. As well as those of masks, FFP2 or surgical, as has already been well documented.

A strong dependence on foreign countries

It was therefore necessary to order them urgently from foreign suppliers. “As for masks, faced with the lack of pre-existing stocks, the public authorities had to urgently make massive purchases[formorethan38billionfrom[pourplusde38 milliardsenprovenan


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