Canada to provide update on Tylenol shortage in children on Friday


On Friday, Government of Canada officials will provide an update on the shortage of children’s pain and fever medications.

The virtual press conference will take place at 11 a.m. (EST) followed by questions from accredited members of the press gallery.

Pharmacies across the country have been struggling with a shortage of children’s medications containing acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil) since May.

The requirement for bilingual labels and other Canadian health standards partly explain the shortage. Across the country, hospitals are also seeing an increasing number of respiratory infections such as COVID-19, RSV and influenza.

Government officials have said an imported supply is on the way in the coming weeks, but have not yet advised how many additional doses the country will receive or when exactly they are expected to arrive.

Details on how to connect to the conference are available on the Health Canada website.

Ana Pereira is a breaking news reporter who works in the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @anabpereiraa


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