NEW YORK, NY (WNY News Now) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the Federal Drug Administration to investigate why there are spot shortages of some over the counter medicine’s for children.
With cases of COVID-19, the flu, and RSV surging across the country, some parents are finding it increasingly difficult to find acetaminophen, ibuprofen and other medicines to help alleviate their children’s symptoms.
Schumer held a press conference in New York City on Sunday to address the issue.
“The bottom line is, that kids should not have medications like Tylenol or Motrin or Robitussin on their Christmas list, they should have much better things that that,” explained Senator Schumer.
Schumer went on to say the shortage should be temporary however, as supply increases.