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As respiratory illnesses continue spreading, pharmacies are limiting children’s pain relief medication

December 21st, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Pharmacies here in Maryland and across the country are limiting purchases of children's pain relief medication as respiratory illnesses continue spreading throughout the United States, including the flu, RSV, and COVID-19. The state health department has created an RSV dashboard that shows the number of hospitalizations amount over the past few years. CVS Pharmacy put a two-product limit on purchases of all children's pain relief products in stores and online. Walgreens, meanwhile, is limiting customers to six purchases of pain medication for kids online, but there's no limit at retail stores. The so called  tri-demic is creating problems for hospitals across the state…