Production backlog at Bayer causes contraceptive shortages

Commonly prescribed birth-control pills may not be available until as late as April due to issues at plant

3rd January, 2021
Production backlog at Bayer causes contraceptive shortages
Generic alternatives are available for Yasmin and Yasminelle, but not Yaz

The Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority has warned of a shortage of some brands of contraceptive medications due to “capacity constraints” at the Bayer manufacturing site in Germany. The global supply of the contraceptive medications Yaz, Yasminelle, Yasmin, Angeliq and Microlite have all been affected.

Yasmin will not be stocked in Irish pharmacies until late March or early April 2021, Angeliq is expected in March 2021, while Microlite will not be supplied until...

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