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Chemists face drug shortages
« on: August 13, 2012 »
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  • One of the local Tenerife papers from last week are reporting on the above situation.

    I have to use an inhaler and sometimes have to pay or obtain a precription for these if I am running low.

    This is a big concern for me and i am sure others.

    Is this story true and has anyone had any experiences.

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Chemists face drug shortages
    « Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012 »
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  • The story is, sadly, true.  The Government owe the Chemists about 80 million Euros for the supply of drugs.....  Whether that will affect you, since you presumably by the items you need over the counter is another matter.  The main effect at the moment is for drugs prescribed by your local (Canarian) GP.

    If it is likely to be a major problem for you, make sure you bring some extra's with you - there is little chance of the situation improving any time soon - Spain is broke.

    t l c

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    « Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012 »
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  • why can't you bring extra with you, will your GP not give you more as you are coming on Holiday. The humidity & air quality is not good at the mo so you may be using your inhaler a little more.

    Offline Falstaff

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    Re: Chemists face drug shortages
    « Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012 »
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  • There is a big  problem internationally with the supply of  prescription drugs which are traded commercially for profit. There are also serious shortages in the UK. Anyone travelling abroad should stock up for the duration of  their visit.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9350508/Lives-put-at-risk-by-shortage-of-drugs-NHS-leaders-warn.html