Shortage of meds

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PreppingPingu
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Shortage of meds

Post by PreppingPingu » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:46 pm

There seems to be a shortage of the flu vaccine for over 65s. This is a different vaccine to the one that the rest of us get. It contains 4 strains not 3 I think. The powers that be have yet to authorise the standard 3 strain one for use for the over 65s. An article here https://www.itv.com/news/utv/2018-09-18 ... r-65s-pha/ states that this is rubbish yet my brother, who is a pharmacy manager and my friend who is a dispenser, both confirm this to be true. My dispenser friend has also said that they have supply issues with water tablets which again are something that they get through loads of for the over 65 population. This comes on the back of the epi pen shortage a few months ago.

From a prepping point of view, just a reminder that where possible as the winter is coming and Brexit looms, make sure that you get hold of plenty stock of your meds, especially for those relatives or those of us who are over 65 or vulnerable due to ongoing health conditions.
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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by yorkshirewolf » Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:41 pm

I've been stocking up on pain relief, NSAIDs and decent antihistamines, all over the counter so it takes time and i can only buy so much at once, but i have got to the mindset of every time i'm in or near a chemist i'll pop in for a box or two.

Can't hurt to have them and they last well past the sell by date so no worries about longevity.

Better to have it and not need than to need it and not have it...

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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by jansman » Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:06 pm

It’s a good point. I have ongoing back problems, and always keep painkillers to hand. May have to have a look at stocks.
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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by Deeps » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:29 pm

This thread is timely for me, I've been advised to up my brufen uptake to a regular thing. My missus moans about the amount of brufen (and paracetamol, antihystamines etc) that I pochle away. Now I've an excuse to go full batshit. :D

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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by Stonecarver » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Yesterday put in a prescription for my wifes meds a full two weeks ( meds given for 2 months)before due date. See if accepted
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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by Stonecarver » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:27 pm

Accepted ;)
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Re: Shortage of meds

Post by pseudonym » Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:04 pm

Stonecarver wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Yesterday put in a prescription for my wifes meds a full two weeks ( meds given for 2 months)before due date. See if accepted
Stonecarver wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Accepted ;)
Nice one, do that for a few repeat cycles and you'll have a back up supply.

My surgery/pharmacy allow 7-10 days early with a 7 day turnaround so I get minimum of 3 spare days every 56.
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