Shortages in Medication

Updated: Mar 17


Hello again from the Compound Lab!

Today’s post is focused on an issue we’ve likely all encountered in some form: COVID-related shortages.

These shortages, also called supply-chain shortages, can occur any time, but the pandemic has produced them on a scale not seen in the recent past. Unfortunately, some medicines have been affected too.

Most of the time, manufacturers are eventually able to produce stock again, but this process can take weeks or even months. Unfortunately, it can be dangerous to stop many medicines for that long. Having to change to an alternate medicine may not the best option for everyone either.

This is where compounding comes in. If you have trouble finding medicines you need, we may be able to help. The compounding supply chain is more resilient than commercial medicine’s supply chain, so we have access to medicines that normal pharmacies may not. For example, at the beginning of the pandemic, when alcohol disinfectant was almost impossible to find, we were able to make our own and sell it to the public.

If you have questions about medicine shortages--or compounding in particular--we’d love to answer them for you. Medicine can be a tedious and complicated subject—but we’re here to make it easy!

Until next time,

Brandon


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