Schumer: FDA should act on children’s meds

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling on the FDA to investigate the shortage of over-the-counter children’s medications.

With cases of COVID, the flu, and RSV surging, some parents are finding it more and more difficult to find medicine to help their children feel better.

“The bottom line is that kids should not have medications like Tylenol or Motrin or Robitussin on their Christmas lists. They should have much better things than that,” said Schumer.

Schumer is calling on the FDA to consider several actions to reduce the shortages, which he calls temporary and supply chain issues.

Companies like Johnson & Johnson have recognized the high demand, saying while products may be less available at some stores, they are not experiencing widespread shortages.