Why is there a shortage of Clarithromycin?

Why is there a shortage of Clarithromycin?

Dr. Leyla Hannbeck, Chief Executive of the Independent Pharmacies Association, has reported that pharmacies are completely out of stock of Clarithromycin. This antibiotic is used to treat children with whooping cough and pharmacies are now having to turn patients away...
In pharma try not to scare the horses!

In pharma try not to scare the horses!

Charles Joynson, WaveData MD, continues to research ADHD drug pricing trends and activity. For much of its history, Dexamfetamine Tabs 5mg 28 maintained a price sufficient for manufacturers to be sustainable and for pharmacies to be profitable. However, between May...
ADHD Drug Shortages and Methylphenidate long term price trends

ADHD Drug Shortages and Methylphenidate long term price trends

We’ve read many articles from across the media about the ADHD drug shortage in recent weeks…… 💊 England has seen a sharp rise in the use of ADHD drugs, increasing by 11% per year between 2010 and 2019. This significant rise in reliance on...
Supply problems with Oxcarbazepine impacting patients with epilepsy

Supply problems with Oxcarbazepine impacting patients with epilepsy

In Parliament his month questions were posed to Andrew Stephenson, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care by Peter Grant MP (SNP). He asked ‘What steps the Department is taking to ensure that there is an adequate supply of Oxcarbazepine for patients with...
Tough Times for Ezetimbe Tabs 10mg 28

Tough Times for Ezetimbe Tabs 10mg 28

The number of times this product has been granted a concession since launch in April 2018 is 22. This is 22 months out of 70 in total, which means that it has had a concession in one in three months. The period between the peak of the first concessionary period, and...
Pharmacy First and Impetigo

Pharmacy First and Impetigo

The newly launched Pharmacy First scheme includes impetigo in its list of conditions which pharmacies can treat and prescribe for. The main recommended cream for children with impetigo is Mupirocin Ointment Fortunately, this medication is freely available from...