Why can't I get my usual tablets here?

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.