• Shortage reports on Tamiflu in Atlanta, local pharmacies stocked

    By: Jason Stoogenke

    Updated:

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's only the beginning of flu season, but Eyewitness News is already hearing reports out of Atlanta that there's a shortage of Tamiflu there.

    Action 9 investigator Jason Stoogenke spent the day seeing if the Charlotte area is well stocked.

    Moe's RX Clinic in Plaza-Midwood has Tamiflu on the shelf and owner Mohsen Khordehforosh said, if it's anything like last year, the supply won't thin out until much later in the season.

    "Last year it happened this way around. This time, there was no shortage, but, around February or March, we did experience shortage," Khordehforosh said,

    Nearby, at Le's Pharmacy in east Charlotte, the owner looked up the inventory on his computer which showed more than 1,350 Tamiflus still available, apparently, about right for this time of year.

    Long's Pharmacy on South Boulevard isn't experiencing a shortage either. Pharmacists here say they've only filled one prescription for it this flu season and even have some on the shelf from last year, a plus, considering, we're told, the drug is good for two to three years.

    For more information on flu and to find out where you can get a flu vaccination in your community, visit www.flu.nc.gov.

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