Reportedly, Pharmacy chains Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and CVS Health Corp (CVS) are limiting the purchase of children’s pain drugs as the retailers face supply constraints and high demand as the United States experiencing one of the highest and the worst flu seasons in a decade. Walgreens has put a limit of six over-the-counter pediatric fever reducers per online transaction, and CVS is currently limiting a two-product limit on all children’s pain-relief products online and at all its pharmacy locations.
Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led, health and well-being enterprise with a long history of trusted healthcare services, community pharmacy care, and pharmaceutical wholesaling dates. To learn more about Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walgreens Boots Alliance Page.
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