ANTIBIOTIC supplies for Strep A are going from bad to worse, warn pharmacists, while a probe has been launched into rocketing prices.
Thousands of children have been infected with Strep A since September, with 16 deaths.
Dr Leyla Hannbeck, of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies, said stocks of antibiotics are “poor”.
She added: “People are having to go from one pharmacy to another.
The Competition and Markets Authority is investigating after some suppliers upped the cost from £2 per pack to £11.
The Department of Health said manufacturers “have supplies”.