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Sanofi US Parts Ways with Auvi-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Sanofi recalled all Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) last year . The company issued this statement today. Sanofi US to Return Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP) Rights to kalo Press Release BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi announced today that the license and development agreement between Sanofi and kalo, formerly Intelliject Inc., the developer of Auvi-Q (epinephrine injection, USP), will terminate later this year. At that time, all U.S. and Canadian rights will...
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Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery   [Press Release]   Company Contact Karen Sutherland Tel. : +1 908-989-0726 Email : USMediaRelations@Sanofi.com     Bridgewater, N.J. - October 30, 2015 - Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP).The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals,...
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Mylan Kicks Off Second Year of Providing Free EpiPen® (Epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to U.S. Schools

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This Back-to-School Season, Mylan Specialty L.P. Encourages People to be Better Prepared for a Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully integrated specialty...
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US updated their website w/ a page detailing the Return & Reimbursement Process .
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Re: Auvi-Q Recall Update: What You Can Do Now

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US updated their website w/ a page detailing the Return & Reimbursement Process .
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

TaraMDesmond ·
Hello, fellow parents! I just hung up with the service agent I reached via the 800 # listed on the press release. I waited 40 minutes in queue first. They are sending a recall packet, which arrives in 5-10 biz days. Meanwhile, I can go to pharmacy and buy (out-of-pocket) a new epi (not Auvi-Q, as they are all being taken off shelves), and I'll be reimbursed the cost after I send in proof-of-purchase along with my recalled Auvi-Qs.
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: We have confirmed this recall affects ALL Auvi-Q devices. It doesn't matter what lot number. Update: Sanofi confirms the phone number in the press release is correct. The lines have been overwhelmed by calls. They are adding more staff and opening more lines. The number will remain the same: 1-866-726-6340 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET
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Lynda ·
I heard from Sanofi. It is a recall of ALL autoinjectors regardless of lot numbers.
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AmarantheBlooms ·
Thanks for the update... I spoke with someone from Sanofi last evening and she told me my previous pens (not included in the recalled lot numbers) would be safe. However, she also indicated that they were only then getting detailed information and couldn't tell me more than the press release had stated. It made me nervous using an earlier device considering Sanofi has inferred that they are not exactly sure what is occurring with the dosing, thus making me concerned that ALL devices are...
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lissa426a ·
I called waited 45 mins. Gave my name for the Return/ Reimbursement packet and asked about Oct 15 to Feb 16 Expiration dates and was told they were fine. So not sure if I trust it after y'all were told it is ALL DEVICES. I got one set of replacements. Called my insurance company and they over ruled to allow me to get another set tomorrow (pharmacy only had one set on the shelf). They allowed because need at least two sets at school since one set is locked in office and one set is in my child...
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: Sanofi opened a second phone number to handle customer service during this recall. You can call Sanofi at either 1-866-726-6340 or 1-877-319-8963 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET .
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Will Way ·
My Target pharmacy called me yesterday to make sure that I knew about the recall and she told me that they were asking their patients to bring their recalled Auvi-Qs to the pharmacy when they pick up their new prescription. I was able to fill one Epipen, Jr. prescription and my second will be filled when their truck arrives (they were completely out of Epipen, Jrs. and only had one Epipen on the shelf). I don't know if all pharmacies are calling their patients and handling the recall for...
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Liz67 ·
The phone number listed in this article : 1-866-726-6340 is not in service. I called 4 times and got a recorded message each time saying this number is no longer in service.
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Kathy P ·
I've heard many others reporting getting a message about the number being disconnected. But others are reporting it works. It may just be that their circuits are overloaded with everyone calling right now.
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
We will be reporting this issue along with other concerns from our community to Sanofi US. Thank you!
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Update: Sanofi Canada is recalling all Allerject epinephrine auto-injectors as well. http://sanoficanada.mediaroom....rate-Dosage-Delivery
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mandmsmile ·
I called the number listed on the post as well about 45 minutes ago. I received a recorded message and then was asked to leave my name and number, which I did. I'm sure the company is working quickly to figure out how to get all the devices returned.
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

AmarantheBlooms ·
I received the 'No longer in service' recording as well to the number posted. I pulled the number listed in the AuviQ pamphlet (800-633-1610) and connected without issue. Be warned... I spent 1.25 hours on hold only to be spoon fed the same information we read in the notice above. However, they are sending me a shipping label to return my AuviQs, and told me to include any receipts for the new Epi's in the package for reimbursement. Unfortunately, they just don't have any confirmed...
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Will Way ·
Thanks for the update! I have one Epipen, Jr., so I am hoping to bring it back and forth to school without any hassle until I can get a refill. I think I will keep both Epipens and Auvi-Qs in the future in case this happens again.
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Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi has a Q&A on their website with additional information. They also note the following regarding the phone number:
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Amber B. ·
So after reading the info from Sanofi regarding this recall, I am wondering if we are to assume the Auvi-Q's with Expiration dates prior to March 2016 are considered perfectly fine. I also am concerned about replacing all of the sets of Auvi-Q's we need right now, some kept at school, my ex-husbands house, other care providers, and extra on-hand when we are traveling in areas remote from emergency medical care, as well as for those times our primary pack of meds gets misplaced, frozen, or...
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Will Way ·
Amber B., I think any auvi-q that expires before March and which has a lot number that is not within the numbers listed is perfectly safe and I would use those first in case of an emergency. I have the same concern that there will be a run on Epipens and they may be hard to get. I contacted my pediatrician and allergist for refills as soon as I saw the recall.
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Amber B. ·
Leslie, I hope you are correct about the Auvi-Q's with exp. dates sooner than March being fine to use. Another food allergy organization, Snack Safely, is posting that ALL Auvi-Q's are being recalled. There is no information regarding this question from Sanofi, etc., that I can find. Hopefully we will get more answers today, and there will be ways to ensure all can obtain the epinephrine they need to replace these Auvi-Q's, right away.
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Lynda ·
It is for ALL of them. Please see this post on Sanofi's Severe Allergy Awareness facebook page.
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Amber B. ·
Lynda, It says all Auvi-Q's currently on the market and gives the numbers and dates, ones issued with March 2016+ expiration dates . Some of our Auvi-Q's, which are NOT currently on the market, expire in October 2015 and February 2016. These auvi-Q's are not referred to by Sanofi, the FDA, etc, thus the ambiguity. I will am in process of getting some EpiPens to replace all of our Auvi-Q's, but I cannot imagine being eligible to replace them all immediately, and certainly do not expect...
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Lynda ·
Amber, we will contact Sanofi to clarify. I can see why there's confusion. We were told all Auvi-Qs and the FDA recall says all Auvi-Qs. But the lot numbers in the recall don't include all Auvi-Qs that people have. Thanks! Lynda
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Amber B. ·
This has been vey confusing, as to whether ALL Auvi-Q's are under the recall up to this point. Many on the Sanofi Lines were told it was only limited to Auvi-Q's with Expiration dates of March 2016 and later, with the lot numbers described for those Auvi-Q's. I myself received a return phone call from the FDA confirming exactly the same information, and that those Auvi-Q's with exp. dates of February 2016 and before should be fine. NOW SANOFI HAS REMOVED ALL DOUBT: ALL AUVI-Q AUTO-INJECTORS...
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Re: Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

TiffanyAC ·
Thanks for a great webinar! Very informative and helpful. I noticed the babysitting handout shown on one of the last slides wasn't included in your list of links here, I was able to find it on my own, but thought I would point that out in case you want to add it. Thanks!
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MAD RN ·
Thank you so much for this webinar! You answered so many questions for this school nurse, both during your presentation & in the Q & A session! I appreciate the time each of you gave to educate us more about epinephrine & anaphylaxis!
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Kathy P ·
Thanks for the feedback ladies! I'm glad you both found the webinar and resources helpful. Thanks for noting that that the link for the babysitting handout is not there.
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Melanie Carver ·
Here is the link where you can download KFA's Babysitter/Drop-Off form: http://community.kidswithfooda...ivers-camps-and-more
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AUVI-Q® Epinephrine Auto-Injector Coming Back in 2017

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kaléo, a privately-held pharmaceutical company, today announced that it will reintroduce AUVI-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) auto-injector to the U.S. market in the first half of 2017. AUVI-Q is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions.
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New Generic Option for EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Kids With Food Allergies is sharing news from Mylan about the availability of generic epinephrine auto-injectors. Mylan announced earlier this year that it would be releasing a generic alternative to its own branded EpiPen® Auto-Injector to address cost concerns. Mylan announced Friday it is launching its first authorized generic (AG) for EpiPen Auto-Injector. The company is releasing details at a new website: MyGenericEAI.com . The website includes a coupon for a $25 savings card for the...
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Auvi-Q Coming Back in February 2017 With New Affordable Program for Its Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
Kaléo announces AUVI-Q returning to market 2/14 with pricing aimed at making its auto-injector affordable.
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Abigail's Mommy ·
I'm looking forward to it, because the Auvi Q is so much more convenient.
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Re: Auvi-Q Coming Back in February 2017 With New Affordable Program for Its Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

brandyxo ·
Will this be available in Canada again?
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K8sMom2002 ·
BrandyXO, I'm not sure ... I've flagged down some folks who may be able to tell us.
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Everything You Need to Know About Epinephrine (Video & Resources)

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Kids With Food Allergies (KFA) , a division of the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America hosted a free educational webinar on February 26, 2014 featuring two of our medical advisors, Michael Pistiner, MD, and Angela Nace, PharmD. They...
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Lynda ·
There will be 4 epinephrine auto injectors on the US market by the end of June - Adrenaclick, Auvi-Q, EpiPen and a generic of Adrenaclick.
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blake201 ·
I got a prescription for Auvi-Q and tried to have it filled but my insurance refused it—they said I had to pay full price ($200+). So for now we are sticking with Epi-Pens.
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amdeitz ·
My son's allergist gave us a voucher/coupon in case our insurance did not cover it - $25.00 for the first 2. Luckily, our insurance covered it, but it is still more expensive than Epi Pens. However, the smaller size (my son is just starting to carry) and the automated instructions are worth the extra expense for us. Ask your allergist if he/she has any coupons to spare!
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FloridaAllergy ·
This is very interesting. Do you know if the generic for Adrenaclick will "overwrite" the brand one? We cannot seem to find its availability at least in FL.
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Starkled ·
Hello Francesca, By overwrite, do you mean will brand Adrenaclick production be halted or are you wondering about generic substitution requirements between the two? As far as availability, many pharmacies won't order in a product or keep a product in stock unless they see a need for it (ie: until they have consistent requests for it). If you would like a specific item, most pharmacies are happy to order it in for you, and often they can have it in stock within a day or two of your request.
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Lynda ·
We will be updating the downloadable resource with new discount information from Auvi-Q: New discount offer from Auvi-Q. Up to $100 per two‑pack of Auvi‑Q, up to a maximum of three two‑packs per prescription. This offer can be used an unlimited number of times until 12/31/13. More info at http://www.auvi-q.com/ support-and-savings
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Kim W ·
Unfortunately, our insurance won't cover auvi-Q. It is interesting, however, since we pay 90% of our prescriptions. I did find out through an Auvi-Q rep that pharmacies set their own price. I had the pharmacist check on the pricing since we pay most of the price anyway, but it was about $39 more. It is sold to the pharmacies as the same price as the Epi-pens. My husband is self imployed - thus the expensive insurance.
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Esther Mallon ·
well im just finding out that my two youngest one s has got a milk and peach allery and one of them also have asthsm too and I don't even have a pen in the house at all wht do I doi also have a food allergy to and we can afford one either and I ask my insurance they don't knw if they cover it
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Kathy P ·
Hi Esther - I know that Auvi-Q and Epi Pen both have discounts at the moment to cover the cost of a prescription. You can see the link Lynda posted about regarding the Auvi-Q. And here is the info on EpiPen .
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Starkled ·
Welcome Esther!! Sorry to hear that you are dealing with food allergies, but we are glad that you found us! You've come to the right place for support. The majority of insurances do cover epinephrine auto-injectors, but it really depends on your insurance policy as to which ones they will cover and how much they will cover. Has your doctor called in a prescription to your pharmacy already? Once your pharmacy has a prescription on file they should be able to submit a claim and tell you what...
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cheymom ·
Esther! Most insurances do cover Epipens. I would recommend calling your insurance and ask them if they cover Epipens.
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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