Pharmacy owners rationing medications in wake of shortages

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 5:18p.m.
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Pharmacy owners are rationing medications across the country because of nationwide shortages.

Pharmac says issues with the overseas manufacture of the highly-prescribed painkiller mean they have had to impose a limit to avoid running out.

Pharmac Director of Operations Lisa Williams told Larry Williams Kiwis use a million tablets every day.

"At the moment the restriction is a hundred tablets for acute patients, which is around 12 days of treatment."

Whanganui Unichem owner Melina Holmes says there is a huge issue with paracetamol.

"The list of rationed medications grows longer every day."

LISTEN ABOVE AS LISA WILLIAMS AND MILINA HOLMES SPEAK TO LARRY WILLIAMS

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