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Children’s Tylenol and Advil shortage makes its way to Saskatchewan
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Children’s Tylenol and Advil shortage makes its way to Saskatchewan

A shortage of children’s Tylenol and Advil is being seen across Canada, and Saskatchewan is not immune. Michael Fougere is the CEO of the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan, and explains why there are some concerns about this shortage.“It sort of has to do with supply chain issues. It’s with the plastic of the bottles, it’s the labelling, it’s the glue for the labelling and a host of other component parts that go with that. That’s been the issue for a quite a number of months,” said Fougere. Read more: London, Ont. pharmacies grappling with cold and cough medication shortage “It’s a lingering problem not just in Saskatchewan, but right around the country, and probably parts of the world, too.” Story continues below advertisement ...
Ontario monitoring epidural shortage in Western Canada, hospitals making plans
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Ontario monitoring epidural shortage in Western Canada, hospitals making plans

When Shaneeza Shaw planned for the birth of her first baby, she had hoped for an unmedicated delivery, but baby Jaylen had other plans. “Initially labour went fine and then I started getting a lot more pain,” recalled the new mother.“My initial plan was not to take the epidural, but I ended up getting the epidural because at that point I knew I couldn’t handle it anymore,” she said.Shaw ended up having an emergency C-section Tuesday morning and gave birth to a healthy baby boy.Dr. Lesley Hawkins, obstetrician and gynaecologist at Humber River Hospital, said an epidural is “one of the most popular choices for pain management in labour.” Read more: Prepare for shortage of epidural catheter kits for pain management during childbirth: SHA Story continue...