Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Drug Supply Issues

We are now working in conjunction with colleagues in Community Pharmacy and at DGRI to provide a weekly drug supply issues update. It is hoped that by doing this we will reduce the number of incidences of patients arriving at a Community Pharmacy with a prescription for a medicine that is currently in short supply and having to be referred back their GP for an alternative.

To ensure this list is as comprehensive as possible we are urging prescribers and community pharmacists to contact us regarding any supply issues they are experiencing. These issues will then be investigated and we will publish details of the nature of the shortage and how long it is expected to last.

Manufacturing Problems

This list provides details of the most up to date drug shortages and advice where appropriate of alternatives

4 Nov 18