LITTLE ROCKS, Ar. -- The cold and flu season is upon us, and that means there can be a run on over the counter medicines. But some pharmacists worry there might not be enough to go around.
"We can't find the regular adult dose anywhere right now," Dr. Ray Turnage explained.
Turnage is one of many pharmacists dealing with a shortage of Tamiflu. He said, "There's only one manufacturer for that drug and nationwide all the wholesalers are saying it's a manufacture delay."
Tamiflu is the only medication on the market used to treat the flu and with a shortage in the drug, it could create problems for patients needing it. "Probably the demand is exceeding their supply. So that's the problem is we can't even get adult doses right now," Turnage continued.
Although there have been very minimal cases of the flu this year, with 3 to 4 months left in the flu season, that could change pretty quickly. If it does, Tamiflu in stock could disappear. Turnage said, "That's part of the situation is a few families can, if they can find it, can take all that the pharmacy may have."