Pharmacists are having to pay “vastly increased” costs for common medicines as reports show supplies are running low.
Frustrated patients have been left with delays in getting hold of treatments such as painkillers, anti-depressants and blood pressure medication.
The shortage could significantly affect residents of Dorset with high blood pressure, as statistics show a 15% increase in the issue since 2010.
Since 2014, the county has also seen the levels of depression rise to 30%, thus requiring a larger need for anti-depressant treatments.
For now, GPs are seeking alternative medicines and dosages to try and tackle the issue.
As the country approaches a decision on Brexit, the situation is feared to worsen and demands for medicine are expected to inflate further.