Tamiflu Shortage Resolved

By: Garrett Wymer Email
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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- A shortage of a medicine used to treat kids fighting the flu has been resolved, which good news as Valley pharmacists said their need for the drug is growing.

The FDA announced earlier this week a shortage of the liquid version of Tamiflu, which is used to treat flu symptoms.

Now, the FDA put Tamiflu on its list of resolved shortages Friday, saying there are no supply issues anticipated.

At Fishburne and Son Pharmacy in Waynesboro, Pharmacist David Garber said the temporary shortage didn't impact their supply of the drug, which was a good thing as flu season picks up.

"We still have the rest of January and February and March too, so let's just hope it doesn't have a huge impact on people. We want to keep them healthy," said Garber.

Garber said if they did run out of Tamiflu, the manufacturer has provided instructions on how to make a liquid form out of the capsules.

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