Why can't I get my usual tablets here?
By Karina Rook
I need to take 5mg Folic Acid tablets daily, but in the US I can only buy 1mg tablets.
The general consensus from my local pharmacist and the two doctors I consulted is that I’ll just have to take 5 tablets instead of the one.
Really? That is such a pain.
I want to know if this is a supply issue, or a drugs regulation issue, as I don’t see why I can’t get the tablets I need. I guess it’s one of those annoying differences between Australia and the Silicon Valley.
I have asked the Aussie drug manufacturer, who are owned by a US pharmaceutical company, what the story is.