Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 35, Issue 9, pp 429–430 | Cite as

Addendum: the use of medicines in exceptional circumstances in Spain: adding perspective to early access

  • Alberto Frutos Pérez-SurioEmail author
  • Roberto Lozano Ortíz
Letter to the Editor

Thank you for the opportunity to further address the use of medicines in Spain. After publication of our manuscript, “The use of medicines in exceptional circumstances in Spain: adding perspective to early access” [1], the situation in Spain has undergone some political and economic changes, such as the report of the General Directorate of Basic Portfolio Services of the National Health System (NHS) and Pharmacy on public financing of medicines with express resolution of non-inclusion of the pharmaceutical provision of the NHS. Therefore, we would like to add perspective to our previous manuscript, considering the legislation and evidence-based medicine.

Article 2 of Law 16/2003, of 28 May, on the Cohesion and Quality of the NHS, hereinafter referred to as the Cohesion and Quality Law, establishes the general principles of the NHS. One of the most relevant of these is the provision of services to users of the NHS under conditions of effective equality and quality. The instrument that...


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Conflict of interest

A Frutos Pérez-Surio and R. Lozano Ortiz have no conflicts of interest that are directly relevant to the content of this letter.


  1. 1.
    Frutos Pérez-Surio A, Lozano Ortíz JR. Drugs Ther Perspect. 2019;35(2):86–92. Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Hospital PharmacyUniversity Clinical Hospital Lozano BlesaZaragozaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology, Preventive Medicine and Public HealthUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain
  3. 3.Department of Hospital PharmacyHospital Real Nuestra Señora de GraciaZaragozaSpain

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