End the shortage of the MAOI anti-depressant Nardil (phenelzine Sulfate)

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This is a petition to all parties concerned regarding the shortage the MAOI Anti-depressant drug Nardil (Phenelzine Sulfate). Please visit https://nardil.org for more information

On the 2nd of April 2020, Link Healthcare Australia discontinued the drug Nardil (Phenelzine Sulfate) without any notice. It is believed that they are in breach of the notice period required by Australian law to discontinue a drug, which is 6-12 months. Furthermore, it is believed Link Healthcare made the decision of the impact being only "medium" when clearly it is "critical". Please see https://apps.tga.gov.au/Prod/msi/Search/Details/phenelzine-sulfate

In Australia Nardil is no longer on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme), making it unaffordable for many Australians with the limited quantity that is being imported. We also ask the TGA to approve the new import of Nardil on the PBS (most likely coming via Medsurge). 

Nardil is a life saving anti-depressant medication that many rely on across the world. It is a very effective antidepressant and works when all other treatment has failed. The majority of people on Nardil have trialled many of the newer antidepressants without success. Therefore Nardil is the ONLY drug that works for them. Without Nardil, many people would not be alive. 

As a result of the shortage, thousands are now suffering with severe depression and even becoming suicidal. If something isn't done to address the shortage of Nardil, it is inevitable that soon THOUSANDS OF LIVES WILL BE LOST AS A RESULT OF SUICIDE. 

The clock is ticking and the situation is becoming worse. Many people are hanging by a thread and already in a very bad state. It is only a matter of time before lives are lost. 

I beg all parties concerned to take immediate action before lives are lost. Failure to do so will inevitably result in many lawsuits from families who have lost someone to suicide as a result of this shortage. Please act before it is too late!