Pediatricians in several European countries have warned of a shortage of medicines for children, including antibiotics and asthma treatments.
And the French Press Agency said that the doctors sent a letter to the health ministers, stressing that "it is necessary to find a quick, reliable and permanent solution" to the problems faced by drug stocks in Europe.
"The health of our children and young people is in danger due to a shortage of medicines across Europe," they added.
The letter was addressed to the health ministers of Austria, France, Germany, the Italian region of South Tyrol and Switzerland.
Doctors noted that it is the responsibility of policymakers to ensure adequate production and supply to ensure that essential medicines are available for child care.
And they added that it is necessary that antibiotics, pain relievers, fever and asthma medicines, and vaccines be available.
In response to the letter on Saturday, German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach wrote – on Twitter – that the concerns are "fully justified," noting that a law aimed at addressing drug delivery issues is currently before the German parliament.
In the winter, Europe witnessed a shortage of antibiotics and other medicines, as increasing diseases, especially among children, caused an increase in the demand for medicines.