A shortage of Albuterol, a commonly-used asthma medication, is causing concern for parents of children with the condition.
The shortage is due to one of the two manufacturers that make the liquid form of Albuterol closing down, leaving those who rely on the medication in a difficult position.
Young children, older adults, and those suffering from serious illnesses are most impacted by the shortage.
Many pharmacies are diverting supplies to emergency rooms, leaving patients to go to hospitals during a flare-up instead of finding doses to use at home.
Although inhalers of Albuterol are not impacted, the shortage of the liquid form could lead to big problems for the smallest patients if more medication isn’t available soon.
The remaining manufacturer is trying to meet demand, but the situation remains concerning for many parents and healthcare professionals.