Parents looking for cold, flu, and fever medications for their kids are finding increasingly emptier shelves. With pediatric experts stating that this holiday season the demand for children’s respiratory treatments increased by over 65% that of last December, some drugstore chains are limiting purchases of products to alleviate RSV, influenza, and COVID-19 symptoms.
For the past several years, American attention has been fixated on fighting opioid overdoses, revealing communities in economic and social distress. Now, two of the largest U.S. pharmacy chains, CVS and Walgreens, announced agreements to pay about $5 billion each to settle lawsuits nationwide over the toll of opioids. This crisis has cost the U.S. economy $29 billion in lost productivity, and $14.8 billion in criminal justice costs. Unfortunately, the related plagues of drug abuse and death have stalked African-American communities for decades, garnering little to no attention, leaving one to question just how vulnerable they are economically.
No doubt, pedicures are relaxing and a great weekend activity. They include: cleaning, exfoliation, grooming, and massaging, but pedicures can cause more harm than good in the long term.