Tamiflu may be hard to find, but don’t give up

[WCCO-TV, December 18, 2014] As the number of influenza illnesses surges, one drug you can get from your doctor, Tamiflu, can be tough to find.

Doctors agree that it is effective, but Tamiflu may also be hard to find, especially when you need it the most. In some cases, the supply is limited as wholesalers hold on to the drug to ensure it lasts the entire season.

Lee Mork is the director of pharmacy for Allina Health Clinics.

“It’s almost like a pseudo-shortage right now because of the way they are handling it. But it’s really to preserve the overall supply by kind of putting limits on each pharmacy, the amount they can receive,” Mork said.

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