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Parents are concerned about the shortage of medicines for children

DALLAS (NewsNation) — In the season of exacerbation of respiratory viruses, parents are trying to find over-the-counter medicines, as some pharmacies have imposed restrictions on some children’s pain relievers and fever medicines.

As the days get colder, the risks of the triple epidemic — flu, RSV and COVID-19 — only increase for children. Drug restrictions at local pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have some parents worried that demand is so high that stores can’t restock their shelves fast enough.

“It’s a scary feeling, like turning off the formula,” said mother Miranda Gonzalez.

“Some of the shelves don’t have everything you need medically,” said mother Karima Henderson.

CVS Health has imposed a limit on two pediatric pain relief products purchased at its pharmacies or online.

Walgreens is limiting online customers to six purchases of children’s over-the-counter fever reducers. This limit does not apply in stores.

Both companies cited the shortage due to high demand and supply issues.

In response, the Medical Products Consumers Association, which represents drug manufacturers, said: “Supplies of these products are being replenished as quickly as possible and there are no widespread shortages in the US.”

This year, more than 150,000 people were hospitalized with the flu, it is reported Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospitalization rate for RSV is approximately 34 per 100,000, but it appears to be decreasing.

The US Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers expect availability to increase in the near future.

“You want to help them and get them what they need, and if they don’t have those resources, it’s a setback for the parent or mom,” Gonzalez said.

Despite the high demand, manufacturers emphasized that there is no widespread shortage.

Meanwhile, experts recommend that consumers try a generic or go to several pharmacies to find the medicine in stock.

Experts recommend that consumers do not stock up on drugs, but buy only the right amount to avoid an even greater shortage.

The CDC says flu activity appears to be decreasing in some areas.

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Parents are concerned about the shortage of medicines for children

DALLAS (NewsNation) — In the season of exacerbation of respiratory viruses, parents are trying to find over-the-counter medicines, as some pharmacies have imposed restrictions on some children’s pain relievers and fever medicines.

As the days get colder, the risks of the triple epidemic — flu, RSV and COVID-19 — only increase for children. Drug restrictions at local pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens have some parents worried that demand is so high that stores can’t restock their shelves fast enough.

“It’s a scary feeling, like turning off the formula,” said mother Miranda Gonzalez.

“Some of the shelves don’t have everything you need medically,” said mother Karima Henderson.

CVS Health has imposed a limit on two pediatric pain relief products purchased at its pharmacies or online.

Walgreens is limiting online customers to six purchases of children’s over-the-counter fever reducers. This limit does not apply in stores.

Both companies cited the shortage due to high demand and supply issues.

In response, the Medical Products Consumers Association, which represents drug manufacturers, said: “Supplies of these products are being replenished as quickly as possible and there are no widespread shortages in the US.”

This year, more than 150,000 people were hospitalized with the flu, it is reported Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospitalization rate for RSV is approximately 34 per 100,000, but it appears to be decreasing.

The US Food and Drug Administration said manufacturers expect availability to increase in the near future.

“You want to help them and get them what they need, and if they don’t have those resources, it’s a setback for the parent or mom,” Gonzalez said.

Despite the high demand, manufacturers emphasized that there is no widespread shortage.

Meanwhile, experts recommend that consumers try a generic or go to several pharmacies to find the medicine in stock.

Experts recommend that consumers do not stock up on drugs, but buy only the right amount to avoid an even greater shortage.

The CDC says flu activity appears to be decreasing in some areas.

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