Australians are facing severe drug shortages, with hundreds of medicines in short supply amid supply chain problems and increased demand.
These medications include antidepressants, high blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, and asthma medications.
There are reports that the popular ADHD drug Ritalin has been completely wiped off the shelves.
The TGA said: “A drug shortage occurs when there is likely to be a shortage of medicine in sufficient quantities for those who need it in Australia.”
“Usually there are alternative brands, strengths, or dosage forms of the same drug available.”
9News has reached out to the Australian Medical Association and the Pharmacy Association for comment.
Australians face severe drug shortages, with over 300 medicines in short supply
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