Doctors, pharmacists warn of shorter supply of Tamiflu

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Pharmacists and doctors say Tamiflu and its generic versions are in shorter supply this year.

Tamiflu can be prescribed to treat viruses in children and adults, but a recent rise in cases among children has put a dent in supply.

According to data from GoodRx, prescription fills for Tamiflu have already reached their highest fall levels since 2013.

With flu cases still expected to rise, increased demand and potential shortage will likely last until March or April.

The viruses typically peak in January and February, though this year’s peak is unknown – with an abnormally high amount of cases this fall.