Pain and fever meds for children—acetaminophen and ibuprofen, usually—have been in short (or no) supply across the country for several months. Purchases made by the government have begun to hit shelves, but for many parents it's still difficult to find. How did a handful of factors combine to cause this shortage? Why has it lasted so long?
And although these medicines have been the ones grabbing headlines, why don't many Canadians know just how many drugs we're running out of?
GUEST: Carly Weeks, health reporter, The Globe and Mail