Tylenol Shortages | Nov 13, 2022
The Conservatives are calling on the federal government to allow the importation and sale of foreign language-labeled versions of the same formulations of over-the-counter pediatric pain medication, in response to an ongoing nationwide shortage.
In a letter to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Conservative MPs suggested the move as a way to alleviate parents’ anxieties about being able to find the pain and fever medications they need if their children are sick.
“As cold and flu season is already underway, many parents are unable to locate and purchase this most basic of children’s medication,” reads the letter, jointly signed by Conservative MPs Michael Barrett, Stephen Ellis, Mike Lake, and Laila Goodridge.
“The need for these important products is urgent and growing by the day… The solution we have proposed will alleviate the problem rather than tasking pharmacists to compound pediatric medications from adult ones.”