Early Flu Season Causing National Shortage Of Children’s Medication

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Experts are blaming a fast start to the flu season and a spike of respiratory diseases among children as the biggest factor in a shortage of children’s over-the-counter medication and the prescription antibiotic amoxicillin. CVS and Walgreens have placed limits on children’s pain relief and fever reducing products. Manufacturers say that there is no production shortfall and experts say the shortage shouldn’t last as long as the recent baby formula shortage. One pediatrician said, “At this point, it’s more like toilet paper at the beginning of the (COVID-19) pandemic. You just have to look in the right place at the right time.”