My Pharmacist recently gave me back my prescription for the above telling me he could not get it as all the wholesalers were out of stock due to a shortage of the product. He suggested I went back to my GP. I did some research and found on here that the generic has been unavailable due to shortages of the product for months with no news as to when it will be available, however there is plenty of the two brands.
I contacted my GP explaining the situation and asked for my prescription to be changed. At first I was sent an email saying that a script had been done but then I got a call from the GP to say that the two Brands were not on the NHS list so the GP could not prescribe them. I was advised by the GP to go back to my Pharmacist and tell them that they had to supply whatever they could be it generic or brand because my GP says thats what they have to do if what is on the scrip it not available. I told my Pharmacist this and he said he would look into it but have heard nothing back.
Has anyone else had this problem and if so how has it been resolved? I note that the Pernicious Anaemia Society have a letter for their members to send to their GP's but if what my GP is saying is correct and GP's cannot prescribe the Brand because its not on the NHS list, then the letter they produce is of no use.