1M UNITS OF IMPORTED CHILDREN'S PAIN MEDICATION HITTING PHARMACY SHELVES, MORE COMING
Nov 25, 2022
By Bob Komsic
Anxious parents of sick children can breathe a little easier as the previously announced one-million units of imported pain medicine are beginning to fill up pharmacy shelves that have been empty for weeks.
Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos says another 500,000 foreign units have been ordered and are expected over the next three weeks.
”This is exactly the type of news that Canadians want to hear,” adds Duclos.
In addition to the emergency supplies, domestic production has ramped up the last month with more than 1.1-million units of children’s Advil manufactured in Canada in November alone.
Health Canada’s now providing online updates about which pain and fever drugs are coming into the country, along with information from manufacturers to help parents and caregivers figure out how the foreign supplies may be different than what they’re used to seeing in pharmacies.