Essential medicines are in dangerously short supply | Letter

Jenny Young says she has been unable to get adrenaline for an allergy and there is a growing list of medicines that are now unavailable

A great deal has been made of the shortage of some HRT products, yet these are not the only unobtainable medications. Your report mentions a shortage of antihistamines (Boots, Superdrug and other chemists report hay fever pill shortages, 10 May). On Wednesday, I was unable to get adrenaline, which I need for an allergy. No date of when it would be accessible could be given. There is no alternative. I have been waiting for weeks for Betnovate ointment.

Ahead of me in the queue was a lady needing medication. She had been given 90 tablets (half her prescription) previously, but that was all that had been available. No more had come in and she was running out. No date of arrival could be given. I assume she had been waiting nearly four weeks.

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