Chemist having problems getting hold of Tostran

Chemist having problems getting hold of Tostran

Postby MikeDCross » Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:49 am

Hi,

Two weeks ago, I put in my prescription for Tostran as normal (3 tubes) and yesterday they managed to give me 1 tube; saying that all their stockists have no supply. A quick search of the web based suppliers show that most of them are out of stock.

I cannot find any official statement on why there is a shortage; does anyone know what is going on?
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Re: Chemist having problems getting hold of Tostran

Postby DerryAcro » Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:50 pm

no official response on shortages found this

Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of each of the (a) HRT and (b) contraceptive medications subject to NHS supply shortages as at 12 February 2020.


Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care
The Department shares regular updates about supply issues affecting hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and contraceptive products directly with the National Health Service and communicates with other networks including the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. These communications include information about mitigation actions and management plans to ensure affected patients can be managed appropriately.

All information included within these communication documents are written for healthcare professionals. The Department does not share this information publicly.

Maybe getting your local MP involved in finding an answer might be useful but where ever i look Manufacturers say there is no shortage (there definitely is )
Besins – Oestrogel, Utrogestan, Testogel

Besins claimed in February that it has “sufficient stocks” of its HRT range and has “not experienced any shortages”.

https://www.chemistanddruggist.co.uk/fe ... -estradiol

hope this is of some help
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Re: Chemist having problems getting hold of Tostran

Postby MikeDCross » Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:20 pm

Interesting, my chemist says that none of their suppliers can get any and will not have any before 20-Sep-2020; perhaps we have different definitions of non-in-stock :-)

As It is, I will get my supply just after 20-Sep, and I am happy.

Thanks.
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Re: Chemist having problems getting hold of Tostran

Postby MikeDCross » Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:18 pm

Yesterday my pharmacy told me that they were still not in a position to supply last months Tostran, as there was still none in stock and the manufacture had given no date when new stock will be available.

As they gave me 1 tube, I can not have my prescription back, to try other pharmacies, although if Lloyds cannot get any, I suspect no one else can either.

I have been advised to ask my doctor another prescription, then I can call all the local pharmacies to see if they have any in stock; which sounds like a soul destroying task for monday.

Is anyone else having this problem?
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