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#CORONAVIRUS: Medicine shortage looms over coronavirus-hit Europe

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While the world waits for a coronavirus vaccine, medicines used to deal with the symptoms of the disease are increasingly in critically short supply in Europe, the worst-hit continent.

From sedatives needed to intubate patients struggling to breathe to anti-malarial drugs heavily backed by US President Donald Trump, the COVID-19 pandemic is eating up stocks.

The European Medicines Agency said on Monday that the "continued availability of medicines, in particular those used for patients with COVID-19, is of critical concern for EMA".

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