As many of you are well aware, we're continuing to receive an increasing number of enquiries from people who are struggling to get hold of the brand of hydroxychloroquine that they need (most commonly Zentiva or Blackrock).
The conversation has come up in this community a few times and I want to keep you regularly updated. To help answer all of your questions on this topic and provide you with an information sheet to hand to your prescribing doctor and/or pharmacist we have updated and improved the Q&A on our website. This can be accessed at lupusuk.org.uk/hydroxychlor...
At the end of last week we received an update from Blackrock Pharmaceuticals.
They confirmed that their product has not been discontinued and is not out of stock. The product should be available to pharmacies through major pharmaceutical wholesale suppliers.
Blackrock sent letters to UK wholesalers and Retailers last week confirming the full availability of their hydroxychloroquine tablets. You can access copies of these letters on their website and read the full update at lupusuk.org.uk/blackrock-hcq/
I spoke to a representative for Zentiva at the beginning of this week and they indicated that they will be taking the same action as Blackrock. I'm expecting a call back from them tomorrow (06/09/2019) when hopefully there will be more to advise.
Please let me know if you are continuing to have trouble getting hold of these medications. I'm collecting as much evidence as I can for now and making plans for further action.