Where’s all the cold medicine?

Your nose is both stuffy and runny — maybe even running down the back of your throat — and you can’t stop sneezing between bouts of coughing, leaving your eyes watering and your body hot with a fever. The signs of a cold are there, so you head to your local pharmacy for relief. But … Read more

London, Ont. farms report Christmas tree shortage – London

With Christmas less than a month away, Londoners may be in the market for a real Christmas tree, however, some local tree farms are reporting a shortage. Christin Ebert, the co-owner of the Little Creek Tree Farm in Thorndale, says they requested between 350 to 375 Fraser firs from suppliers this year, but only received … Read more

More children’s pain medication now arriving in Canada

OTTAWA—Drug makers, importers and health officials are talking daily in efforts to manage the ongoing shortage of pain and fever medication for children in Canada as supply ramps up in the face of unprecedented demand. Federal Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said Friday that another 500,000 bottles of medication earmarked for the retail market are coming … Read more

Children’s Tylenol to start arriving on store shelves next week

A large foreign supply of children’s fever and pain medication is expected to start showing up on pharmacy and retail shelves next week, Health Canada said Friday. One million bottles of children’s medication will have been distributed to hospitals, pharmacies and retailers after next week, health officials said during a media briefing. “The initial supplies, … Read more

Health Canada reveals causes of kids’ Tylenol and drug shortages, says more is on the way — but not how much

OTTAWA — Health Canada officials said Tuesday they can’t reveal how many more doses of children’s pain and fever medication are on the way to help address the ongoing shortage of the drugs. Departmental officials told MPs on the House of Commons health committee that the data is “confidential business information” which belongs to the … Read more

Imported children’s meds are on the way — for hospitals, at least

As children’s pain and fever medications remain in short supply countrywide, federal health officials said imported medications for hospitals are on the way. But they but did not specify when medications for over-the-counter purchase would arrive or why there is currently a shortage in Canada but not in countries like the US and Australia. Hospitals … Read more

Guelph Transit officials say regular service resuming after driver shortage

By Ken Hashizume Global News Posted October 25, 2022 12:44 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Officials believe Monday’s unexpected delays on Guelph Transit routes were just a one-time event. “The number of bus delays and cancellations we experienced (on Monday) is not typical for Guelph Transit,” said Courtney McDonald, Manager of … Read more

Guelph voters facing long waits for buses due to staff shortages

By Ken Hashizume Global News Posted October 24, 2022 6:50 pm Descrease article font size Increase article font size Some voters who planned to take the bus to cast their ballot in Monday’s municipal election had to wait longer than usual or make alternate travel arrangements. Guelph Transit posted a message on social media Monday … Read more

Saskatoon pharmacy looking to tackle kid’s Advil, Tylenol shortage – Saskatoon

Saskatoon’s Nanogram Pharmacy and Alberta pharma tech company, KemNet Inc., have teamed up to tackle the ongoing shortage of children’s Advil and Tylenol in Saskatchewan. Their goal is to provide Saskatchewan residents with easy access to the popular kids’ medication through a new online ordering platform by KemNet. Read more: Children’s medicine shortage leaving some … Read more

Parents need prescription for children’s pain and fever medications

Toronto’s SickKids Hospital told caregivers liquid forms of fever and pain medicines for children will no longer be sold over-the-counter due to a nationwide supply shortage. Caregivers may now need a prescription to get liquid Tylenol or Advil from a pharmacy, SickKids wrote in a letter to caregivers sent on Monday. The hospital wrote the … Read more