Shortages Canada database, there are currently 7,545 shortage reports as of June 13 2019. At any time, there are about 500 to 700 drugs that pharmacists can’t get.
Last year the government negotiated the top 50 used drugs in Canada to be lowered in cost. Drug shortages typically emerge when generic drugs are priced lower. There are other factors — such as recent increased manufacturing regulations, difficulty accessing ingredients, and international demands for drugs
— that can impact production and cause a low drug supply.
At Midhurst Pharmasave, we find solutions for shortages — such as offering fractional doses, reserving a supply especially for you, or consulting with your doctor about possible alternatives.