The following updated information about the EpiPen® Auto-Injector Recall of 3/31/2017 has been provided by Mylan. If you use EpiPen® Auto-Injector as your epinephrine auto-injector, please follow these steps. STEP 1: Check the lot number on your carton or device to see if your EpiPen® Auto-Injector is affected by the recall. STEP 2: If your EpiPen® Auto-Injector has been recalled,… Continue reading Updated Information about the Mylan EpiPen® Auto-Injector Recall of 3/31/2017
If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. When AUVI-Q® returns to the market on Feb. 14, 2017, there will be four epinephrine auto-injectors available, each with its own pricing structure and programs… Continue reading 2017 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
The Dec. 12, 2016 webinar –When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It? –featured Jonathan Spergel, MD PhD. Dr. Spergel is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he is Chief of the Allergy Section and Director of Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic… Continue reading Webinar Recording and Recap: When Should I Use Epi? Why Am I Afraid of It?
With legislation allowing undesignated epinephrine in schools and public places continuing to have momentum throughout the country, FARE has created two toolkits to help families advocate for inclusion of stock epinephrine in their communities. Advocating for Undesignated Stock Epinephrine in Your School offers talking points, a frequently asked questions section and background on epinephrine in… Continue reading Making the Case for Stock Epinephrine in Your School and Community
If you have been prescribed epinephrine, FARE recommends that you carry two epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times to make sure you have quick access to this life-saving medication. It’s also important to replace any expired auto-injectors right away so that you always have an up-to-date device. We know prescription costs can add up,… Continue reading 2016 Patient Assistance Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors
A total of 919 anaphylactic episodes occurred in schools last year, according to a new survey of schools participating in the EpiPen4Schools program. This program, offered by Mylan Specialty, provides free epinephrine auto-injectors to qualifying schools in the U.S. Results of this survey were provided during a poster presentation at the recent meeting of the… Continue reading Hundreds Saved By Stock Epinephrine in Schools Last Year
Just like a diligent scout, a food allergy family’s motto is to “be prepared.” What happens, though, if you have what you need, but don’t know how to use it correctly? In the case of life-saving medication that is used to treat anaphylaxis, knowing how to properly administer an epinephrine auto-injector is critical. According to… Continue reading Study Shows Misuse of Prescribed Epinephrine Auto-Injectors