EpiPen Shortage Leaves Students and Parents on Edge

posted by Lance Houston - 

A nationwide supply shortage of Epinephrine Injections, known as EpiPens, has parents and students headed back-to-school on edge. 

For parents of a child with life-threatening allergies, this shortage is a true nightmare. Schools often require two pens to keep in the nurse’s office, and since the pens expire every year parents are scrambling to find new ones for the new school year.

If you are trying to find EpiPens for your child, here's what you can do:

Mylan encourages patients to call its customer relations department at 800-796-9526 for help locating alternative pharmacies. The company recently extended its hours to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, and said it has been successful in locating products for customers who have been unable to find it on their own.

Information on other approved epinephrine auto-injector products can be found on the FDA’s website.

Details from ABC News.


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