CVS Limits Sale Of Kids Medicine As Bad Flu Season Sparks Shortage

  • Doctors and other health experts say the problem will continue through the winter, which officially begins this week, and the annual cold-and-flu season.
  • However, they also said the shortage is not expected to last as long as recent ones for baby formula or prescription drugs.
  • Contributing factors in the shortage of children’s non-prescription medicine include an unusually fast start to the annual U.S. flu season and the rise this year of other respiratory illnesses including RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus.
  • “There are more sick kids at this time of year than we have seen in the past couple years,” said Dr. Shannon Dillon, a pediatrician at Riley Children’s Health in Indianapolis.
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