Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Birth control pills out of stock, women out of luck

At any given time there are several medications that Canadian pharmacies cannot purchase. Reasons can be varied, but typically the reasons behind the shortage is not revealed by the manufacturer. I can understand why these shortages made the news as both Alesse and Triphasil are among the most prescribed drugs in Canada. Fortunately there are potential alternatives available if the supply is totally drained.

How bad is the shortage thoughout Canada? Leave a message in the comments section and let us know.

From CBC News:
Two popular brands of birth control pills are in short supply across Canada, leaving many women scrambling to fill their prescriptions.

The pills — under the Alesse and Triphasil names — are made by the U.S. company Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. The company temporarily stopped production of the two brands in August, which means some pharmacies have run out, making refills almost impossible to get. ...more

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