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Nemours Children's Hospital impacted by nationwide pediatric medicine shortage

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The hospital is reporting a shortage of children’s Tamiflu, amoxicillin, Augmentin and albuterol.

Nemours Children’s Hospital is experiencing a shortage of some children’s medications amidst a nationwide shortage. 

The hospital system currently is reporting a shortage of children’s Tamiflu, amoxicillin, Augmentin and albuterol.

Nemours Chief Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Podberesky says these shortages are due to country-wide supply chain issues and a tripledemic of the flu, COVID and RSV.

In a statement he calls these shortages, “a moving target with no end in sight.”

For now, he says medical teams at Nemours are working to source new manufacturers of these drugs and find appropriate substitutions, while optimizing the supply on hand.

The news comes after CVS and Walgreens announced they will limit the number of pediatric pain and fever medicines families can buy amidst a nationwide shortage.

Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter at WMFE. You can hear her reporting on a daily basis on the station. She also fills-in as a host during the morning and afternoon drive times. Her reporting has been featured on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and Vox. Danielle is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan and is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. In her free time, she enjoys playing her guitar, writing fiction, and cooking.
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