Children medication delayed a few days

The medication was scheduled to arrive one week ago but has yet to arrive

A quarter of a million bottles of children's  acetaminophen destined for Alberta hospitals have been delayed, according to government sources.

Government officials expect the shipment to arrive later this week but didn't specify why it was delayed.

The pain and fever medication, called Parol Suspension, contains 120 milligrams of paracetamol – also known as acetaminophen – in five millilitres, according to Turkish manufacturer Atabay.

Alberta, on it's own procured five million bottles of acetaminophen and ibuprofen in December to address shortages. It plans to distribute the medication to hospitals and pharmacies in the province first, then across the country.

The delayed 250,000 bottles is the first shipment.



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