EpiPens recalled nationwide due to potential defect

EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washi

The EpiPen intervention product administers doses of epinephrine to patients suffering from anaphylaxis resulting from extreme allergic reactions. The recall was initiated after two reports from outside of the US of the EpiPen failing to activate "due to a potential defect in a supplier component", Mylan said.

Meridian Medical Technologies., maker of Mylan's EpiPen injector, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. The products affected would have been distributed to consumers between December 17, 2015, and July 1, 2016.

The company said that some of devices may contain a defective part that prevents the injector from activating in the event of an allergic reaction.

The FDA notes: "Consumers who have EpiPens from lots that are not included in this recall, do not need to replace their EpiPen prior to its expiration date".

Mylan came under criticism past year for jacking up the price of the EpiPen.

Pfizer Canada is also advising patients and caregivers to keep the affected EpiPen/EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors until a replacement is obtained. The Mylan adult version are sold with a yellow label while the EpiPen Jr.is sold with a green label.

In a statement, the company warns that the potential defect could make it more hard to activate the device in an emergency situation-which, in general, is the most appropriate time to use the device.

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