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Pharmacies are are seeing a run on the flu drugs Tamiflu and relents.
And the question is ever present he will there be enough room to go around if this outbreak reaches a bigger stage and -- is now -- but also.
Departments as -- national spokesperson for the American Pharmacists Association.
And anybody's been pharmacy or drugstore has seen this killed two wiped out of pure -- the maps are gone.
What -- but what about behind the pharmacy count or is the stock running low.
Right now we are not experiencing any type of shortages you know one of the things that the government has been a great job -- this preparing for things like this.
We do have a national stockpile that is available and that is actually what the government is doing they're releasing stockpiled to the states where we have the confirmed cases.
-- -- a pharmacist you know.
When I go to work and I asked.
Consumers and patients -- know how -- -- feeling.
Right -- we also have allergy season which is a big you know topic for a lot of people right now in some of the symptoms.
Which may cause confusion as far as -- sort of -- her runny nose.
You know could be related -- allergy.
So from a pharmacist it went really want people to not panic.
We do not want people to stockpile these medications the CDC does not recommend stockpiling.
And we want people to talk to the health care provider or -- pharmacists about the symptoms they're experiencing and what can help them now it's even easier for further on.
President -- ask you about a story that kind of broke her new York and it's not just the Swine -- -- but what we saw in this city in particular.
Oh run on the pharmacies.
And it was doctors prescribing Tamils who -- so we've only got twelve million doses being made available.
Pharmacies Dwayne reed CBS why -- all saying that they don't they were out of their pilot stock.
These drugs is that still happening that was three days ago does that -- happen.
I haven't heard of any reporting cases and other will be probably some assorted issues because remember you know those type a teens as well as independent school -- from the wholesaler.
But that's what we also have the national stockpile.
And it rewritten the old pharmacy chains those independents -- in communication with the public health.
And the CDC.
To make sure that ample supply is available the manufacturers of -- and Tamiflu have been in discussions with the government which I think it's a great thing we've been very proactive about this.
And they are watching that stockpile as well as supply.
But -- this -- doctors though when you're talking about you know -- in patients and people with allergies on a this is doctors that are jump Ramadan and throw one out this medication one of those school kids in Queens couldn't get.
A prescription couldn't find relents and Tamiflu in -- -- -- that think France is the -- school that has been affected your New York by.
-- -- And once again.
Physicians and health care provider should be following the guidance sent out by the CDC they've been extremely -- on -- webcast yesterday advising health care providers that the only way they should be prescribing these drugs.
Is it they have laboratory documentation that is this is the strain.
So doctors who -- doing this should be.
Abiding -- CDC guidelines on children or.
People who have been recently diagnosed.
That's why when people get this laboratory tests the CDC is involved and they are ensuring that these people are getting the medication.
Once again that we have to make sure that people understand.
That's symptoms need to be evaluated.
But the absolutely we're going to be able to tell whether or not people have -- -- Is to get the laboratory tests done right so we should not be jumping the gun and that's -- the CDC I think -- done an excellent job in making sure.
That everyone gets the guidelines that are given out to health care providers and physicians.
Nurse practitioners physician's assistants are excellent -- for target -- -- Kristin you're given great advise us -- we're gonna happily that we have breaking news Alan Miller is well thank users so much for coming -- --
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