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Nplate Shortage? 1 month 6 days ago #71803

  • scs2521
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Hi,  We have been told (and are not sure we believe) that there is a nationwide shortage of Nplate. Our specialty pharmacy provider is currently Walgreens. Because of the many issues with their system and processes, I really don't believe them and am reaching out to see if other patients are experiencing this shortage too or if it is just another excuse from Walgreens. You can tell I am having a bad time of it!

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Nplate Shortage? 1 month 6 days ago #71805

  • midwest6708
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  • ~ Janet ~ Diagnosed Sept. 08
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I get my NPlate at my doctor's office.  They haven't mentioned to me any problem obtaining it.  But I have had issues in the past year with Walgreen's being out of stock on several different meds I've needed.    

If I were you, I would contact Amgen directly.  There's no notice on the website about shortages.  They may have no comment for you, but it's worth a try to ask.  I wouldn't mention Walgreen's specifically, but would mention - without any specifics - your difficulty obtaining it.  Their contact page is at www.nplate.com/navigator-sign-up

Just curious...  Do you self-inject?

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Nplate Shortage? 1 month 5 days ago #71806

  • poseymint
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I haven't heard of any shortage of Nplate either- I also checked around the internet for news about it. Like Janet, I also get my weekly injection at my doctor's office, a busy cancer clinic. I got my injection yesterday and didn't hear of any problem. I hope theres no shortage, many of us are dependent on Nplate. Perhaps its just a supply problem within the Walgreens system. I had problems with CVS pharmacy obtaining my thyroid medication. I switched to another pharmacy and have not had any problem since.

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