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Medicines supply issues

The PDA is asking members to complete a short survey about the availability of commonly prescribed medicines.

Wed 21st December 2022 The PDA

The PDA is hearing from members working in community pharmacy about challenges they are facing in fulfilling prescriptions for some of the most common medicines, including antibiotics. This has been covered widely in the media over recent weeks, as many patients have had difficulty in finding medicines prescribed for their children because pharmacies experienced stock shortages of liquid antibiotics.

Whilst at this time of year the incidence of infections and illnesses can be heightened, demand is seemingly higher than usual, and the PDA would like to hear more about how this is impacting members and the patients in their care.

The specific causes of the issue can be multifaceted, and the PDA wants to hear from pharmacists on the front line about their recent experiences.

Please complete the short survey below.


The survey is particularly for pharmacists working in community; however, any members are invited to email with their views on this issue.


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