DTI expects replenishment of Paracetamol in drugstores on weekend

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THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Monday, January 10, 2022, that supply of Paracetamol, which is being used in managing mild coronavirus disease (Covid-19) symptoms, will normalize over the weekend, as manufacturers address its replenishment.

DTI Assistant Secretary Ann Claire Cabochan said in a Laging Handa press briefing that the “overwhelming” demand for Paracetamol has led to temporary stock-out and not a lack of supply.

“We were anticipating na over the weekend ay mag-normalize na yong situation kasi makakadating na ng distribution channels, iyong mga major drugstores po natin,” she said.

“It is actually a problem of stock-out. Hindi po siya (it is not a) supply problem... Now that replenishment has been made and there is more than enough supply, we can say that manufacturers will continue to produce, as they have in the past,” she added.

Paracetamol, along with other similar drugs for flu, had been out of stock in drugstores since last week following the uptick in Covid-19 cases in the country.

The Department of Health earlier assured that there is no shortage of Paracetamol in the country. (SunStar Philippines)


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