The federal government says children’s ibuprofen and acetaminophen will begin to be on store shelves early next week.
Three proposals have been approved by Health Canada resulting in 1 million bottles of the product being imported into the country.
This will help supply hospitals, pharmacies, and retail stores.
Health Canada adds the foreign product is safe and has the same effectiveness as domestically made medicine.
According to the feds, the shortage of children’s medicine is a combination of demand, supply chain issues, and manufacturing disruptions.
Three viruses, influenza, RSV, and COVID are circulating across the country, hitting children particularly hard.
– with files from Vista Radio newswire