Caution Raised Over Kid's Calpol ScarcityConsumer
Parents are being cautioned that widespread Calpol deficits might linger for months, and other children’s medication may also be affected.
Member of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies, Leyla Hannbeck, said that the government has partaken in "poor planning" with supply chains and is "in denial" about the severity of the drug shortages.
“Parents are being cautioned that widespread Calpol deficits might linger for months, and other children’s medication may also be affected “
“Pharmacies all over the country are struggling to get these medicines, it’s a national issue. The government must stop claiming it’s a local problem condensed to certain areas - it’s everywhere."
Thorrun Govind from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society expressed that “supply issues make patients anxious and pharmacy teams spend hours tracking down medicines when time could be better spent with patients. Manufacturers, wholesalers and the Government should work together to expedite deliveries to help meet demand as quickly as possible."
A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said these problems “appear to be temporary, localised."
Michelle Riddalls of the Proprietary Association of Great Britain pushed back, saying that "while some cough or cold products may be less readily available at some stores this is likely to be very sporadic and there are no reports of widespread shortages."
Will Quince, the minister of health, recently got together with Ms. Hannbeck to air concerns over the availability of cold and flu medications.
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