Drug shortages

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

Shortages tracker

Drug shortages - live tracker

Use our constantly updated shortages tracker to check on drugs in short supply. Last updated 17th May - added co-beneldopa 50/12.5mg cap (Teva).

Shortages news

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HRT products limited to three-month supply

The dispensing of three HRT products is temporarily...

Woman applying a hormone patch to stomach.

Concerns rise over HRT shortages

The hormone replacement therapy (HRT) shortage crisis...

A middle-aged woman applies oestrogen gel to her forearm.

Shortages of oestrogen-only HRT reported

'Exceptionally high demand' has resulted in shortages...

Survey reveals impact of drug shortages on GPs and patients

Responses to a recent survey suggest that drug shortages...

MIMS drug shortages tracker updated with latest supply issues

Supply issues have been reported in the past week for...

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Drug comparison tables

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Hormone doses and costs of HRT preparations.

Contraceptives, oral and transdermal preparations

Hormone doses and costs of hormonal contraceptives.

Ranitidine shortage continues

All preparations of ranitidine remain out of stock...

Increasing drug shortages worsen GP workload pressure

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

New contraceptive shortages reported

Seven contraceptive pills are currently unavailable...

FemSeven Conti back in stock

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

Elleste HRT range back in stock

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

Medicines shortages increase as prescribing costs rise £158 million

Increasing medicines shortages have added more than...

Other shortages resources

Websites with information on medicines supply issues.

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

Need MIMS to investigate a shortage for you?

Complete the pop-up box at the bottom of the shortages tracker, or email mimsinfo@haymarket.com, and we will look into any supply problems you're experiencing and get back to you.

This site is intended for healthcare professionals.