As reported by Le Figarò , France has decided to bring all the production phases of some drugs, including Paracetamol, into national borders. Macron said it himself: "From Thursday we will launch an initiative to transfer some critical productions," the President of the Republic announced on Tuesday after a visit to a Sanofi factory in Marcy-l'Étoile, in the Rhone. "Nobody can imagine that one day France will not be able to allow everyone access to treatments, cures and medicines," said Olivier Véran last Thursday, just as he was with the president at the same factory.
The decision follows a government investigation that France, like most European countries, found itself unprepared for the explosion of COVID-19, even for ordinary products such as acetaminophen. Precisely for these reasons, the intervention of the French government will initially focus on paracetamol, of which the entire production chain is to be brought back to France, from the active substance to the final drug. Currently the major producers of paracetamol are in the East, India and China, the outbreak of Covid-19 had put these supplies into serious doubt. In France there is the CSF (Comité stratégique de filière des Industries et Technologies de Santé, Strategic Committee of the supply chain of industries and technologies in healthcare) A ministerial committee that deals with the production of drugs and pharmaceutical technologies necessary for the health care system across the Alps.
This is called "Industrial Policy" and is what countries normally do when they realize they are facing strategic weaknesses. Germany did the same by buying a 300 million stake in CureVac. They do not go to Brussels to whine, they do not make the "General States" to eat canapés with caviar while the nation is in misery. They make strong decisions, with skills, and support them. Instead Conte makes parties to entertain unions and those few and few representatives of the social classes who are satisfied with canapes. But soon the Redde Rationem will arrive.
This is a machine translation of a post published on Scenari Economici at the URL https://scenarieconomici.it/la-francia-vuole-riportare-tutta-la-produzione-di-certi-farmaci-in-patria-noi-invece-facciamo-le-feste-a-villa-pamphili/ on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 20:35:05 +0000.