Epi-Pen Recall - Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery

We received information that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan s manufacturing partner for EpiPen Auto-Injector, has announced a voluntary recall for select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors. The recalled lot numbers are below and were distributed from December 15, 2015 through July 1, 2016.

If you have EpiPens from lots that are not listed below your product is safe to use.

EpiPen Jr 2-Pak. Auto-Injectors, 0.15 MG
Lot # / Exp DateLot # / Exp DateLot # / Exp Date
5GN767/ April 20175GN773/ April 20176GN215/ September 2017

EpiPen 2-pak. Auto-Injectors, 0.3 MG
Lot # / Exp DateLot # / Exp DateLot # / Exp DateLot # / Exp Date
5GM640/ May 20175GM631/ April 20176GM082/ September 20176GM072/ September 2017
6GM081/ September 20176GM088/ October 20176GM199/ October 20176GM091/ October 2017
6GM198/ October 20176GM087/ October 2017

The product recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices failure to activate. While the number of reported failures is small, EpiPen products that potentially contain a defective part are being recalled because of the potential for life-threatening risk if a severe allergic reaction goes untreated. It is important that you continue to carry your current EpiPen Auto-Injector until you receive a replacement device. As stated on the product label, you should always seek emergency medical help right away after using your EpiPen, particularly if the device did not activate.

What action do you need to take?

  1. If you have any unused EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. Auto-Injector product bearing the recalled lot number, please contact Stericycle at 877-650-3494 Monday-Friday 8 am-10 pm ET, or Saturday and Sunday 8 am-5 pm ET. Stericycle will provide a voucher number for each 2 pak of recalled product.
    • The voucher number must be obtained from Stericycle prior to requesting a replacement product from your pharmacy.
      • Please note that if you need an immediate supply of EpiPen, you may elect to obtain your replacement at retail. If you choose to do this, please make sure you have an active prescription at your retail pharmacy.
  2. Recalled product should only be returned to Stericycle using the pre-paid return package they will supply. Do not mail the recalled product to your home delivery pharmacy.

Adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may also be reported to the FDA s MedWatch Adverse Events Reporting Program by calling FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 or online at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/default.htm (form available to fax or mail).

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