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Pharmacists face ‘frightening’ shortage of essential medicines

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Antihistamines for hay fever sufferers are among the medications in short supply. Stock image

Antihistamines for hay fever sufferers are among the medications in short supply. Stock image

Antihistamines for hay fever sufferers are among the medications in short supply. Stock image

Ongoing shortages of key medicines including paracetamol, antibiotics, HRT and antihistamines have created a “frightening” scenario for community pharmacists.

Driven by a “perfect storm” of supply chain issues, pharmacies nationwide are experiencing daily battles to source medications.


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