In the event of major distributors of medical supplies being unable to operate, the remaining market participants should cooperate to ensure security of supply, as far as possible without state intervention. In the event of a crisis, wholesalers commit themselves to cooperating on the basis of solidarity and responsibility towards customers and the population.
If necessary, in a second phase a priority system will be set up to ensure the supply of the most important products. Emergency medication will remain available as far as possible without interruption. Any interruption in the supply of essential medications should not last longer than two weeks, while basic medications should be available to hospitals and doctor’s surgeries within four weeks. All other products will only be delivered according to wholesalers’ available capacities.