Walgreens lifted restrictions on online purchases of pain and fever medicine for children Monday morning after weeks of high demand boosted supplies, spokeswoman Zoe Clay told CNN. .
Walgreens had restrictions only on medicines purchased online. There were no restrictions on medicines purchased in stores.
“So right now, there are no purchase limits, either in stores or online,” Clay said.
The change comes after demand for children’s pain relievers and fever medicines was so high that some stores, such as CVS and Rite Aid, limited their purchases.A brutal respiratory virus season has boosted sales of drugs to treat pain and fever in children 65% higher than the previous year’s norm.
Last month, the Consumer Health Care Products Association, which represents manufacturers of over-the-counter drugs, said manufacturers were working 24/7 to supply more drugs to stores, but when supply will catch up with demand. There was no timeline for
since then, Influenza and RSV activity peaked In the United States, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Covid-19 cases are still rising.
Still, flu and other respiratory virus activity remains “high” or “very high” in about half of the states, according to CDC data updated Friday, with the US circulating at high levels. We continue to fight against multiple respiratory viruses.