My husband has just returned from Tesco pharmacy with the news that he was unable to pick up his prescription as they had none in stock AND that they are no longer intending to stock Dabigatran saying that there has been manufacturing problems and problems of securing suppplies. I know from a few years ago I was told they had to order it because it was so "expensive" that they were not allowed to have it in stock.
I think there is a pattern of large chains being unwilling to stock essential drugs because they are no generic substitutes and NHS criteria and slow payments.
Having experienced this sort of difficulty of obtaining essential drugs with Boots, Tesco and other pharmacies I now use our small local pharmacy who gives an excellent service and who works in close co-operation with our local GPs and had absolutely no problems SO.....
Has anyone else had problems recently with any large pharmacy chain?
Has anyone else had problems obtaining Dabigatran in particular?
Anyone any ideas or knowledge of what is going on?
Best wishes CD.