Anita Hogg Principal Pharmacist MOIC recently spoke to the Medical Update Online regarding the work of the Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) in Belfast and how we helped to ensure reliable provision of critical care drugs during the covid-19 pandemic.

Estimating the critical care drug requirements in response to the COID-19 pandemic was an important task. Faced with a global emergency in which health care systems worldwide were doing their utmost to scale up resourcing and capacity to manage the pandemic, MOIC staff realised that increased demand for drugs, especially critical care drugs would be a major issue. Drug supply and demand in a pandemic such as this is complex because there is a massive increase in demand coupled with a degree of urgency generated by anxiety about the availability of drugs for critical care. “There was a lot of media attention around medicines to help ventilation and where they were going to come from”, says Ms Hogg.

View Anita’s interview in full below: