Drug shortages

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

Shortages tracker

Drug shortages - live tracker

EXCLUSIVE TO SUBSCRIBERS Use our constantly updated shortages tracker to check on drugs in short supply. Updated 5th December: added Pro-Banthine.

Shortages news

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Ezetimibe supply update

Availability issues have been reported for the lipid-lowering...


New resource for ADHD prescribing

MIMS tool highlights available prescribing options.

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Drug shortages peak adversely affecting GPs and patients

Medicines shortages in Britain have reached an all-time...

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Smoking cessation drug returns after long absence

GSK has announced that Zyban (bupropion) has returned...

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ADHD medication shortages prompt National Patient Safety Alert

Several ADHD medications are facing supply disruptions...

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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.

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Antidepressant shortage reported

The noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor reboxetine (Edronax)...

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Progesterone HRT shortage: guidance issued on alternatives

The British Menopause Society has recommended alternative...

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Serious Shortage Protocols end as HRT product and penicillin back in stock

Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) have expired for...

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BPH drug in limited supply

Clinicians may need to consider alternatives to alfuzosin...

Champix 1mg film-coated tablets

Government 'working with supplier' to reintroduce smoking cessation drug

Champix (varenicline) has been unavailable in the UK...

A woman sticks an HRT patch to her thigh.

HRT supply issues continue

Serious Shortage Protocols (SSPs) are in place for...

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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