The U.S. is low on medications for holiday season illnesses

U.S. Marine Corps / Rodolfo E. Toro

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Finding the right medication might be tough.

Reports show an increase as cold and flu season kicks into high gear.

Health officials say there is a severe shortage of products including Tamiflu and certain antibiotics.

Medications normally used to treat issues like the flu, sore throats, and ear infections.

According to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, it’s not a manufacturing problem.

Demand is higher-than-usual for this time of year.

The CDC says more than half of the country has either “High” or “Very high” classifications for respiratory virus activity.

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