Paracetamol shortage will hopefully end in early 2019, Pharmac

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Paracetamol shortage will hopefully end in early 2019, Pharmac

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Paracetamol 500mg blister tablets are currently in short supply
Pharmac hopes the nationwide shortage of 500mg paracetamol tablet blister packs will end early next year but, in the meantime, the lack of the drug is

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"Where possible, pharmacists are asked to substitute Pharmacare Paracetamol 500mg x 1000 tablets in plastic bottles, which are also publicly funded and unaffected by the shortage. The substituted bottled paracetamol must be dispensed in compliance packaging."

This is not what was requested by PHARMAC and is a little mis-leading. Pharmacy were requested to move to loose tablets in plastic bottles of 1000 tablets rather than deblistering for compliance packaging, which some continued to do.

As to supply - a simple call to your wholesaler Branch Manager or Key Account Manager could have resolved individual issues.