With an increase in demand for children’s pain relief medications, CVS and Walgreens are limiting the amount of medications people can buy.
In a statement, CVS said it is limiting customers to two products each, both in store and online, while Walgreens is capping online orders at six products per customer. There are no current limit on in-store purchases.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not reporting any shortages of Children’s Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Children’s Motrin (ibuprofen), however the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said several states are experiencing high or very high respiratory virus levels, so over-the-counter children’s medicine is in short supply.
Walmart also released a statement, stating the company has seen higher demand for pediatric medications this year but it has been able to meet that demand and no purchase limits are in place.