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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 148311, tabled on 28 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to tackle th shortage of hormone replacement therapy medications in pharmacies.

Answered on

5 April 2022

The Department is aware of supply issues affecting a very limited number of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) products. However, most remain available, including alternatives to those experiencing supply issues. We continue to work with all suppliers of HRT medicines to resolve these issues and maintain overall supply to patients in the United Kingdom. We also share regular updates on supply issues and management advice with the National Health Service and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists.