Story 20 Birth control pills

A website reader wrote:

In the last year I’ve had my birth control pills switched 4 times due to shortages.  From brand name to generic, back to brand name (but only one package at a time) back to generic one at a time to generic three packages at a time.  This pattern has repeated itself many times in the last 6 years with my prescribed meds becoming unavailable and switching from one brand name to another.  Granted, it’s not perhaps as big an issue as drugs that are absolutely required but it is inconvenient.