TGA confirms metformin XR supply issues

The TGA today confirmed what most of Australia’s pharmacists have known for some time – there’s a shortage of the extended-release metformin.

The TGA alert, which comes a month after Pharmacy News first drew attention to the widespread shortfall, says suppliers are working with manufacturers to speed up delivery of stock.

“The shortages are due to some suppliers having limited or no stock, resulting in unexpected increased demand on other suppliers which they are not able to fully meet at