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Paracetamol shortage

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 16:28

Anyone else noticing that supermarkets seem to be out of the above (the cheap own brand stuff at least)? Thought it was just the local Aldi but have been to 3 or 4 places in last couple of weeks and they have none. Is this happening anywhere other than my bit of Kent? Online searching doesn't reveal much apart from the odd twitter mention. Are people already stockpiling???

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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 17:04

They're pretty hard to stockpile. By law, retailers are only allowed to sell 2 packets of 16 in any one transaction. Unless someone's coming home with 50 packets and 25 receipts, leaving behind one really p***ed off cashier and a queue full of irate customers, I'd say it's a genuine shortage. or just your local supermarkets under supplied. Last time I bought some a few weeks ago, they were in stock.

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RE: Paracetamol shortage

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 17:25

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"Last time I bought some a few weeks ago, they were in stock."

We buy a lot of them, they may have been plentiful a few weeks ago. There's definitely a shortage, for whatever reason. Have been to supermarkets in several different towns. Although you can only buy 2 packs at a time (suicide prevention), it's still possible to buy quite a few believe me. When I searched news online couldn't seem to find any info.

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Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 18:11

Bloody Brexit...

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bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 18:31

As said they are quite strict on two packs only, and that's on Paracetamol and Aspirin, just in case you decide to top yourself. Though i suppose you could stockpile them and then top yourself (though not in Kent as the moment , as you have a shortage ).

Best way to go, is if you have any high blood pressure problems and get those blue Viagra pills over the counter now. When I went to get some, they said I could not get any, as it could kill at any moment during the act...........yeh, what a way to go, but not sure if they meant if it was the wife or me that dies 

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Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 19:07

Maybe it’s further up the supply chain. Hospitals only buy generic. If they’re stockpiling generic Paracetamol, it could be supermarkets aren’t getting any to put in their shelves to begin with.

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RE: Paracetamol shortage

Brooky (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 05:21

Well from USA New Jersey notice some
Spanish extra virgin olive oil certain brand not on shelves or online sad 😞 about it. I hope it’s not political😡.

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admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 05:30

we could do a swap, my Tesco had loads of paracetamol but no cheap ibuprofen :(

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Mix Man (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 07:55

Yep, I've noticed this as well. For the last six or so weeks, my local Tesco as well as the one I shop at in the city have been clean out of both of the own brand para /ibu tablets.

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Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 11th September 2019, 07:57

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