On November 15, 2022 / News
This advice might be hard to follow through on as Pharmacists Manitoba says pharmacies are low on children's Tylenol and Advil, amoxicillin and other prescription antibiotics.
"Certainly, a lot of concern and frustration about it. Some people are aware of the shortage or are hunting around from pharmacy to pharmacy looking for products. Other people have been quite surprised to find that these products aren't available on the shelves," said Tim Smith, a pharmacy practice advisor with Pharmacists Manitoba.
Smith recommends that people who need over-the-counter medication talk with pharmacists who may be able to provide alternatives.
"I would say drug shortages are becoming an increasing reality of our health-care system."