As Flu Rages, U.S. Releases Medicine from National Stockpile
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will release doses of prescription flu medicine from the Strategic National Stockpile to states as flu-sickened patients continue to flock to hospitals and doctors’ offices around the country. This year’s flu season has hit hard and early. Some people are even noticing bare shelves at pharmacies and grocery stores when they make a run for over-the-counter medicines as cases have spiked. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the flu has resulted in 150,000 hospitalizations and 9,300 deaths so far this season. “Jurisdictio...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMANDA SEITZ/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate medicine wire Source Type: news

Antibiotic shortage - what to know if you can't find amoxicillin
According to the Food and Drug Administration, a national shortage of different medications, including a common antibiotic, is expected to last several months. "The most notable one is probably amoxicillin. It is a common antibiotic that we use to treat a variety of childhood infections, including ear infections, strep throat, and pneumonia," says Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician with the Mayo Clinic Children's Center.  She says parents may notice this as they take their children to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 16, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Why should I be evaluated for a penicillin allergy?
Taking action to be evaluated for a penicillin allergy can impact your health, safety and wallet. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10% of the U.S. population reports a penicillin allergy, but less than 1% is allergic after testing. Common penicillins include ampicillin, amoxicillin and Augmentin. Penicillin allergy is an abnormal reaction of your immune system to the antibiotic drug prescribed for treating various bacterial infections. These medications are used often to treat ear… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 14, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Empty pharmacy shelves shine a light on vulnerabilities in US drug supplies
Scarcity of several high-profile prescription drugs, such as the antibiotic amoxicillin and the ADHD treatment Adderall, have had some patients searching pharmacies and rationing pills, and now parents in some areas are having to hunt to find over-the-counter pain- and fever-reducing medications for their sick kids. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe Is Hit by Shortages of Antibiotics
Countries across Europe are reporting shortages of antibiotics as demand for the medicines rises and manufacturers grapple with supply-chain snags. Amoxicillin, cephalosporins and other widely used antibiotics are in short supply, data from various countries show, raising concerns among doctors…#americaneagle #doordash #wayfairkohls #amoxicillin #walmart #kohls #thistargetpromocode (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents report struggle to find antibiotics as UK strep A cases rise
People tell of distress and panic, adding to concerns about shortage despite government ’s assurancesParents are reporting serious difficulties in obtaining antibiotics for their sick children, amid concerns over UK-wide shortages after rising strep A infections.While the government has maintained there are sufficient supplies of penicillin and amoxicillin, pharmacists and GPs around the country have reportedthey are struggling to get hold of supplies.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Strep A Children's health Society GPs Antibiotics Doctors NHS Source Type: news

Antibiotic shortages reported as prescribing increases over strep A concerns
Pharmacists are reporting shortages of some antibiotics, including amoxicillin and clarithromycin oral suspensions, as GPs are being urged to have a ' low threshold ' for prescribing in children presenting with symptoms of Group A streptococcal infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amoxicillin Shortage: Practical Guidance for Prescribers Amoxicillin Shortage: Practical Guidance for Prescribers
The supply of amoxicillin in France is under strain, and health authorities are stressing that antibiotics must not be prescribed when they are not needed (such as for viral infections).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 6, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Flu and RSV Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals
An intense early flu season, coupled with a pediatric rise in respiratory illnesses, has left families frantically searching for medicines that are in short supply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs and Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antibiotics Shortages Influenza Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tamiflu (Drug) Hospitals Children and Childhood Food and Drug Administration Disease Rates United States amoxicillin Source Type: news

Flu and R.S.V. Increase Demand for Antibiotics and Antivirals
An intense early flu season, coupled with a pediatric rise in respiratory illnesses, has left families frantically searching for medicines that are in short supply. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs and Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antibiotics Shortages Influenza Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tamiflu (Drug) Hospitals Children and Childhood Food and Drug Administration Disease Rates United States amoxicillin Source Type: news

America runs out of FOUR child antibiotics and flu drugs as kids bear brunt of 'tripledemic' 
Four crucial drugs for fighting respiratory illnesses are in short supply in America amid the 'tripledemic'. It has been hard to find Augmentin, amoxicillin, Tamiflu and albuterol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Amoxicillin Shortage Hits U.S., How This Antibiotic Is Misused For Respiratory Illnesses
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic commonly used to frequently used to treat bacterial infection of the ears, nose, throat, respiratory tract, urinary tract, or skin. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Paxlovid Fears; Lack of Amoxicillin; and an App for Cancer Fear Paxlovid Fears; Lack of Amoxicillin; and an App for Cancer Fear
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Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - November 15, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Don't Let Amoxicillin Shortage Go to Waste, Abx Stewards Say Don't Let Amoxicillin Shortage Go to Waste, Abx Stewards Say
Experts are trying to view the shortage of a commonly used antibiotic as an opportunity to cut down on overuse of the drugs in general.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

High demand for amoxicillin is causing shortages amid child RSV surge
A growing shortage of amoxicillin reflects the spike in children's respiratory illness — but you can most likely still get your prescription filled. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - November 2, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justine McDaniel Source Type: news