Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Windsor pharmacies running out of commonly-used drugs

From the Windsor Star:

Some commonly used drugs, including antibiotics and sedatives, "can't be found anywhere" in Windsor due to a national prescription drug shortage, a local pharmacist says.

The shortage, highlighted in a national survey, is creating problems across the region, says Peter Dumo, owner of Novacare Pharmacy in Windsor.

"There are some drugs that you can't get anywhere right now," Dumo said, listing among them Triazolan, a sedative, and Cephalexin, typically used to treat skin infections.

Dumo said he's experienced drug shortages before, but "I've never seen anything like this in Ontario."...more

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