Australians facing critical medicine shortage with more than 300 drugs in short supply


Australians are facing a critical medicine shortage, with hundreds of drugs in short supply amid supply chain issues and increased demand.

These drugs include, antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, asthma drugs and more.

There are reports popular ADHD drug Ritalin has been totally wiped from shelves.

The TGA said, “A medicine shortage occurs when there is unlikely to be enough of a medicine in Australia for the people who need to take it.”

“There are usually alternative brands, strengths or dose forms of the same medicine available.”

9News has reached out to the Australian Medical Association and the Pharmacy Guild for comment.

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