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EpiPen 0.3mg Auto-Injector rationing reintroduced

Supply interruption does not affect 0.15mg

June 25th 2019

Tagged: Clinical Zone news

By Charles Gladwin

Patients requiring EpiPen 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injector will be limited to two EpiPen 0.3mg AAIs per prescription, Mylan has announced.
Production problems are interrupting supply of EpiPens, but the prescription-only process will not apply to EpiPen Jr 0.15mg AAIs.

Mylan has issued guidance for patients, prescribers, dispensaries and schools over obtaining supplies of EpiPen 0.3mg. To obtain supplies, the dispensary can place an order for up to a maximum of two devices per prescription.

Mylan has requested: “Please send anonymized prescriptions to Alliance Healthcare’s prescription validation service, either by fax (0330 332 8126) or email (scriptvalidation@alliance-healthcare.co.uk). Please include your Alliance Healthcare account number when placing your order.”

Supply issues in 2018 saw rationing introduced and eventually resulted in products having expiry dates extended. Mylan has advised: “When validating the expiry date of an adrenaline auto-injector, the product expires on the last day of the month indicated. For example, if it expires in June, it remains valid (not expired) until June 30.”

Patients with concerns about EpiPen are invited to contact Mylan’s Medical Information team on 01707 853000 (option 1) or email: info@mylan.co.uk

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