Medicine shortages happen as a result of importing or manufacturing problems, delays or countrywide recalls due to quality defects. Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (IFDA) is informed of such shortages by validated reports especially from medical sciences universities all over the country and works with Emergency Pharmaceutical Centers (EPCs) to procure the items promptly and safely.
Darman Yar Ani (a Darman Yab Group company) was established in a crucial period of shortages and supply problems in 2009 as an EPC to work in accordance with the IFDA, helping to overcome the situation by parallel importing. Its rapid improvement few years after establishment made it the largest EPC in the country in 2015 and 2016. Afterward, Darman Yar Ani has always been one of the top three EPCs.