Amid flu season, shortage of common medicines has parents worried what to do for children

A surge in flu and respiratory illnesses are creating medication shortages. A local pharmacy has no children's Tylenol in stock on Friday. © Cindy Krischer Goodman/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS

Luke 21:11 “There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”

Important Takeaways:

  • As flu season hits South Florida hard, drug shortages cause panic
  • Flu season has hit hard in South Florida, and drug shortages rippling through the country are creating nightmares for those who get sick.
  • …panicked parents of feverish children searching for everything from Children’s Tylenol to Amoxicillin to Tamiflu.
  • Experts say the country has been hit by a “tripledemic” of ongoing COVID-19, influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
  • “It’s been hard for us to help the kids who are sick because we don’t [have] the medications they need and we can’t order them,” said Natasha Patel, co-owner of University Pharmacy in Coral Gables

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