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Advice to pharmacists: Provide birth control for up to three months

The College, for the Evaluation of Medicinal products (CBG) advises pharmacists to take the contraceptive pill for up to three months to their customers.

“This as a precaution to prevent a shortage,” reports the college Tuesday. The advice applies still to march 31, 2019 and is supported by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Maatschappij ter bevordering der Pharmacie (KNMP).

The supply of the contraceptive pill with the substances ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel is still not stable. The MEB has notifications received from pharmaceutical companies that the pill a number of weeks in small or insufficient quantities can provide.

Because certain brands of the contraceptive pill can not be provided, some women temporarily with a different brand of pill.

If causes are increased demand and a delay with the quality control called. Last year there was problems with production and delivery more demand for than supply of pills with ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel.

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