Ottawa: Health Canada has announced that it have secured foreign supply of children’s acetaminophen acetaminophen and it will soon be for available for sale at retail and community pharmacies in the next coming weeks amid a shortage.

The Canada Health has also cautioned the people and said that amidst the shortage of children’s medicines, parents must buy only what they need, so that other parents and caregivers can access medication so we can meet the needs of sick children.

In a statement, the government said that each proposal received from a company to import a foreign authorized product undergoes careful review by Health Canada to confirm that the product was manufactured according to the same high quality standards the people of Canada expect.

Health Canada also recently approved the exceptional importation of infant and children’s ibuprofen and acetaminophen to supply hospitals in Canada. The importation of ibuprofen has occurred, and distribution has begun.

Officials said advised people that if they can’t find children’s fever and pain medication that required, they can ask the pharmacist about available alternatives.

“Do not use adult fever and pain medications on children under 12 years of age unless you consult with a health care professional,” officials said.

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