17 May 2019

NZ's paracetamol shortage is over

From Morning Report, 6:11 am on 17 May 2019

The paracetamol shortage has ended after 7 months of restrictions. The drug is New Zealand's most dispensed medicine but there's been a nationwide shortage for at least six months. About a million paracetamol tablets are dispensed every day, requiring two shipping containers to be imported every month. Our health correspondent Karen Brown spoke to Pharmac's director of operations Lisa Williams.