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EpiPen Recall Expands To Include More Devices

Faulty part causes device to malfunction

Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, has expanded its recall to include more devices that may have a larger effect in the United States.

A few weeks ago Mylan, the maker of EpiPen announced that they were recalling a subset of their life-saving treatment for severe allergic reactions because of a faulty part that caused the device to malfunction, preventing it from releasing the medication as expected. Failure to distribute medicine to the patient could result in serious allergic reactions and possibly death.

On March 31, the recall was expanded.

Mylan is instructing consumer to check their EpiPens to see if they fall in the affected lots:

Product/Dosage NDC Number Lot Number Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN767 April 2017
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 5GN773 April 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM631 April 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 5GM640 May 2017
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg 49502-501-02 6GN215 Sept. 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM082 Sept. 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM072 Sept. 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM081 Sept. 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 495020500-02 6GM088 October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502055-02 6GM199 October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 4952-500-092 6GM091 October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM198 October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg 49502-500-02 6GM087 October 2017

If you have one of the affected EpiPen or EpiPen Jr devices or if you have further questions, you should call 800-796-956 or email customer.service@mylan.com.

 

 

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