27 Oct 2020

Pharmac responds to concerns about medication shortages

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 27 October 2020
An employee of vaccine manufacturer CSL, works on the production for the swine flu vaccine in Australia.

Photo: AFP

Pharmac director of operations Lisa Williams talks to Kathryn about the Covid 19 disrupted manufacturing and supply chain which means some commonly prescribed medications are scarce. This is affecting tens of thousands of patients and pharmacists and doctors have raised concern. Some of the drugs affected include : four commonly used contraceptive pills, hormone replacement therapy, an inhaler for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease sufferers,  and some blood pressure , anti- depressants pills.