TGA pleads with patients: Don’t stockpile medicines

No sign yet of coronavirus-related medicine shortages in Australia, says regulator
Lydia Hales

The TGA is pleading with patients not to stockpile medicines in coronavirus ‘panic buying’, amid fears that raids on local pharmacies could mean some patients miss out.

The regulator said it had not been alerted to any shortages of medicines in Australia due to the global COVID-19 outbreak, but it is concerned that panic buying could inadvertently lead to supply issues.