Japan’s Ministry of Health Recommends Limiting Prescription of Cough Medicines Due to Shortage Amidst Rising Coronavirus and Influenza Cases
Japan’s Ministry of Health Recommends Limiting Prescription of Cough Medicines
Japan’s Ministry of Health has advised medical institutions to restrict the prescription of cough medicines due to a shortage in the country. This recommendation comes at a time when the incidence of both coronavirus and influenza is on the rise.
Infections on the Rise
According to NHK, coronavirus infections have been increasing for the third consecutive week, while flu infections have been rising for the fifth consecutive week.
Shortage of Medicines
As a result of the ongoing increase in infections, several regions in Japan are facing a shortage of essential medicines.
Effective Utilization of Medications
To cope with the limited availability of cough medicines, medical professionals are advised to use the existing medications more efficiently and reduce the duration of treatment to the minimum necessary.