Woman calls 30 chemists to find HRT as national shortage worsens

Woman calls 30 chemists to get hands on HRT as national shortage worsens

  • A shortage of hormone replacement therapy is getting worse say campaigners
  • One woman is said to have had to call 30 pharmacies in her search for HRT 
  • A campaign member said the issue was ‘still a huge problem’ for women 

The national shortage of HRT is getting worse, campaigners warn – with one woman is said to have had to call 30 pharmacies to get some.

Katie Taylor, of The Latte Lounge support group, said: ‘There’s still no spray or gel at all –and nothing likely for months.

‘Women are having to go without, trying to borrow, cut their dose. Women are desperate.’

A shortage of hormone replacement therapy is getting worse, say campaigners

Diane Danzebrink, of Menopause Support, said private firms seemed to have access to drugs the NHS lacked, adding: ‘A lady asked a private provider for a prescription she can’t get on the NHS and she accessed it immediately. 

‘It’s still a huge problem. A large percentage of women are still having significant issues getting their usual HRT.’

The Health Department said the issue was ‘at the top of the agenda’.

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