Ibuprofen running low worldwide

  • 02/07/2016
(file)
(file)

Pharmac is blaming a supply chain issue for the shortage of the painkiller ibuprofen.

The agency warned in late May of a looming scarcity of the 800 milligram long-acting tablets.

A spokesperson for Mylan, the company that supplies ibuprofen to New Zealand, told Newshub there was a global shortage of the drug's active ingredient.

However a shipment of 35,000 units was delivered mid-June with more expected this month, and it's hoped supply levels will be back to normal by August.

Newshub.

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Email
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to Viber Share to WhatsApp Share to Email