Manitoba hit by nationwide drug shortages, but local pharmacists say there are other options

On January 7, 2023 / News

Timothy Smith, an advisor with Pharmacists Manitoba, says children's over-the-counter medications are finally returning to shelves, but now cold and flu products for adults are in short supply, especially cough suppressants.

The shortages come during peak respiratory illness season where a mix of COVID-19, influenza, and RSV have been in circulation. 

Smith called the drug supply shortages "pretty serious" and says they have been evident across "all brands, all companies in many cases."

He asked people not to stockpile medication during this time.

"When we have limited stock on our shelves, it's important that we all do our social responsibility and collaborate together so that those that have the highest need have what they need to get through those circumstances," he told CBC.

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