Top Senator Says FDA to Take Action on ‘Shortages’ of Children’s Drugs
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action on shortages of children’s medication reported across the United States.
“Today, I am urging … the Federal Drug Administration to investigate the shortages and consider several actions to reduce those shortages,” Schumer said in a Manhattan news conference. “These shortages are temporary; they are supply chain shortages, but we need to alleviate them.”
The Senate leader was referring to reports of shortages of Tamiflu, amoxicillin, albuterol, and other medications. There have been reports of shortages of Children’s Tylenol, prompting parents to give their kids adult versions of the over-the-counter drug, although manufacturer Johnson & Johnson said there are no widespread shortages as of now….
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