Where did our meds go?

This post comes from Mental Health @ Home (https://mentalhealthathome.wordpress.com) and it has some very informative information about the nations mental health medication shortage regarding certain meds. I found this info very useful and it helped let me know that I am not alone in this and that there are plenty of other people who are fighting to try to get their medications filled too!

I hope you find this post as useful as I did!

-Samantha

Mental Health @ Home

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I recently saw an article on the Canadian news site cbc.ca.  It warned that there was a manufacturer’s shortage of the antidepressant bupropion, both brand name and generic.   No reason was given for the shortage, and Health Canada doesn’t require this information.  The brand name manufacturer told CBC that the shortage had been resolved and the medication would be appearing in pharmacies “imminently”.  Earlier this year, there was a Canadian shortage of Epi-Pens, the life-saving medication to treat anaphylaxis.

Canada is certainly not the only country to have drug shortages.  The blog Vision of the Night has mentioned shortages of the antidepressant clomipramine in the UK.  A 2017 article in The Lancet said that the antipsychotic haloperidol was one of the most commonly shorted medications in South Africa.  A 2017 study in the Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal found that over half of the community pharmacies surveyed had shortages…

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Categories: Advice, Medications, Mental Health, Reblogged, Samantha Steiner

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