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Flu season causing pharmaceutical shortages

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Flu season causing pharmaceutical shortages Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:01:13 +0000 Flu season causing pharmaceutical shortages Flu season causing pharmaceutical shortages KMVT CBS 11 his information. 2 joe>> 2 in health headlines this evening...the flu is hitting hard and pharmasuticals are in high demand. 2 our morgan rumpf spoke with one pharmacist on how they're handling the increase demand... 2 the c-d-c has categorized this years flu in idaho as sporadic, while other areas face a potential wide spread pandemic. 2 "it's been just about everybody." 2 the influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons 6 months of age and older as flu viruses are likely to continue circulating for weeks. 2 "there are medications for preventative measures. the main one is the flu shot, that one is the best way to prevent yourself from getting sick." 2 according to the south central public health department there have been five flu-related deaths in the magic valley and 51 statewide. 2 here in the magic valley we have been fortunate that flu-related medicines though in high-demand are not at a complete shortage... 2 2 "so in the beginning of the year, we had, there was a little bit of a shortage on the tamiflu, we had to order it from a couple of our secondary wholesalers. but they sort of fixed that so now it seems like we've been doing pretty good with being able to keep it on our shelves, but it has been going pretty quick." 2 it's important to track all symptoms. 2 the s-c-p-h-d says if symptoms do not improve within a few days, coughing persists as well as difficulty breathing seek medical attention. 2 'if you do end up getting the flu make sure you see your doctor soon because if you start the antiviral medications within two days of getting the flu you have a much better chance of getting over it quicker." 2 preventative measures

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