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Originally posted by OldCurmudgeon
reply to post by NightSkyeB4Dawn
I told my pharmacist last fall (late September I believe) that I had heard there was a shortage of drugs, including ritilin which my wife takes for her MS. He told me that in fact at that time it was becoming difficult to get 3 other medications along with the ritilan. He further explained that the governement sets manufacturing limits for certain drugs and that those limits would soon be reached. Apparently, and according to the news then, these permits were let to expire. At the time, this made little if any sense, BUT WAIT... theres more...
Now that we know that as early as last summer China's pharmaceutical manfacturing industry had been for sometime failing inspections and more importantly ignoring several written warnings from the FDA regarding the quality of the drugs.
It appears clear now that the FDA chose to stop stockpiling the unsafe and potentially dangeroius drugs being produced in China, and according to my pharmacist recently, immediately transferred all manufacturing of pharmaceutical to India. BTW... he let me see a copy of the letter their pharmacy received from the FDA outlining this problem.
FYI, the sources for all this are in another of my posts here on ATS.
edit on 21-3-2012 by OldCurmudgeon because: Correct spelling
Originally posted by Manhater
Yah, you notice that too??? Practically all the drugs are taken off our shelves. You can't find nothing. No tylonel, no Excedrin, no Advil. Interesting and it's been like a month, I doubt we will see anything in the near future. I think the recalls was total BS.
Even the store brand, you'd be lucky find something.
Only thing on the shelves that hasn't been taken yet is NyQuil and Laxatives.
Even Benedryl is almost empty.edit on 21-3-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)