Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Possible Shortage of Drugs

By now, you have all probably heard the news flash about Sandoz Canada having to reduce it's production significantly, resulting in a possible shortage of many injectable cancer drugs and antibiotics.  Here are a couple of links that you may wish to check out for further information



My advice would be for everyone to contact their pharmacist to ensure that their medications will not be affected, and if there is a shortage, it's best to address the situation immediately by asking your physician for another prescription that can be filled now or an alternative medication, just in case your present one will become unavailable within a few weeks. 

Last year I experienced the same situation with one of my husband's medications due to a shortage of the drug and it left me virtually hunting around at several pharmacies before I managed to obtain a significant amount of this particular med.  Within a few weeks however, it was available once again.

When you are taking essential medications that you cannot do without, even for one day, then it's up to you to ensure you have done your homework and followed up on this recent news item.  You don't want to be left with zero meds.

Just thought I would pass this along.  I'm prepared...ARE YOU?

1 comment:

Ursula said...

Thanks for the thumbs up Deb on the meds. I never thought to do that at all.