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  • Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 29, 2010
    Christina Lasich, MD
    Health Pro
    December 29, 2010

    I am not aware of a shortage of methadone in my local area. However, there could be a shortage in your local area. I suggest contacting your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist. Many nursing homes contract with a pharmacy/supplier. So their particular supplier may have a shortage of methadone for a temporary period of time. You can also contact your prescribing doctor to determine if an alternative pharmacy can be utilized in the mean time. Only a doctor can discontinue or change your medications at the nursing home. Talk to the doctor.

     

    Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

    • WalkingHeart
      December 29, 2010
      WalkingHeart
      December 29, 2010

      Thanks so much Doc..It's kinda strange really..I told them that I couldn't find anything on the internet about a methadone shortage, the FDA didn't have anything posted about any manufacture shortage or stop and suprisingly they found methadone..hmmm is pretty much all I can say other than Thank You for your help and your time..WH

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