Drug shortages

Trackers, news and resources to help healthcare professionals deal with drug shortages.

Shortages tracker

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Shortages news

Ranitidine shortage continues

Ranitidine shortage continues

All preparations of ranitidine remain out of stock...

Increasing drug shortages worsen GP workload pressure

Increasing drug shortages worsen GP workload pressure

A total of 130 drugs are currently out of stock according...

New contraceptive shortages reported

New contraceptive shortages reported

Seven contraceptive pills are currently unavailable...

FemSeven Conti back in stock

FemSeven Conti back in stock

FemSeven Conti (estradiol/levonorgestrel) HRT patches...

Elleste HRT range back in stock

Elleste HRT range back in stock

The full range of Elleste HRT products is now back...

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Drug comparison tables

Table: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Table: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hormone doses and costs of HRT preparations.

Table: Contraceptives

Table: Contraceptives

Hormone doses and costs of hormonal contraceptives.

Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million

Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million

Increasing medicines shortages have added more than...

Drug shortages: change the law to let pharmacists amend prescriptions, say GPs

Drug shortages: change the law to let pharmacists amend prescriptions, say GPs

GPs, pharmacists and patients have joined together...

GPs struggle with drug shortages as MIMS tracker shows over 100 products still out of stock

GPs struggle with drug shortages as MIMS tracker shows over 100 products still out of stock

Ongoing drug shortages are leaving GPs unable to prescribe...

Evorel HRT range now back in stock

Evorel HRT range now back in stock

Evorel Conti (estradiol/norethisterone) patches are...

Prescribers updated on continuing ranitidine shortage

Prescribers updated on continuing ranitidine shortage

Resupply dates for oral and injectable ranitidine products...

Inhaler prescribing guidance issued as spike in demand causes shortages

Inhaler prescribing guidance issued as spike in demand causes shortages

Prescribers have been urged not to extend repeat prescription...



Other shortages resources

Websites with information on medicines supply issues.

Serious shortage protocols
Shortage information from manufacturers
Shortage information from professional organisations

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