Not Time To Panic Over Medicine Shortages, Says Midlands Pharmacist

Shortages are up nearly 150 compared to this time last year.

It's not time to panic over medicine shortages, according to a midlands pharmacist.

Shortages in Ireland are up to 332, an increase of nearly 150 when compared to last year.

The latest Medicine Shortages Index, shows a surge in the shortage of antibiotics and over the counter cough and cold medicines.

The findings also show 48% of Ireland's out of stock medicines have only one supplier. which exceeds the EU average of 25%.

Eamonn Brady, of Whelehan's Pharmacy in Mullingar, says there are alternative options available:


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