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As Heard on Morning Line: Epipen Recalled

Apr 7, 2017

Earlier this week, the Alaska Native Medical Center sent letters to patients with prescriptions for certain EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector models about a voluntary recall by the manufacturer, Mylan. 

The potentially lifesaving device is designed to allow a patient to inject liquid epinephrine into their own leg to help stop the effects of a severe allergic reaction.

The scope of the recall includes certain ranges of dates where a defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency.  The manufacturer cautions that if you need an EpiPen, don't get rid of the old one until a replacement arrives.

Epipen recall letter informing patients of potential defect in the prescription device EpiPen.
  

For more information, check out the Mylan website, which lists the lot numbers of products that are being recalled, and several steps for patients to follow if they think they are impacted by the recall:

http://www.mylan.com/epipenrecall