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EpiPen recall: please check your lot numbers

on April 3, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting consumers to Meridian Medical Technologies’ voluntary recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is due to the potential that these devices may contain a defective part that may result in the devices’ failure to activate. The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies and distributed by Mylan Specialty.

Warwick school nurses are currently checking prescriptions sent in by parents, and ask that you check your prescription lot numbers at home as well. Visit the following websites for more information and for the affected lot numbers:

If you have any of the EpiPens or EpiPen Jr’s from the lots listed on the above websites, please contact the manufacturer, your doctor, or your pharmacist. If you have any questions about your child’s EpiPen at school, contact the school nurse. 

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