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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

HealthyMama ·
Thanks so much for this information! Should we be concerned that an ambulance/emergency medical service might not carry epinephrine as a result of this shortage? Would you recommend we call our local township/ambulance to confirm they carry it?
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Allison ·
That is an interesting question! In fact, it is never a given that any squad will have epinephrine. Where I live, basic life support squads (BLS, and most often volunteers) have to apply to the state (NJ) to carry it, and then they use auto-injectors. Advanced EMTs, or paramedics from hospitals - I am not sure what they carry but I think they are auto-injectors - I read there is one state out west that started carrying ampules and syringes to cut down on cost. There are other companies that...
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kathy P ·
That's a really good question. And my understanding is that some carry ampules and some carry autoinjectors. And depending on the squad they send, they may or may not be authorized to inject. This all varies by locality. So, you really do need to contact your local first responders and find out what they do carry.
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

HealthyMama ·
Thanks for the responses! Someone recommended this to me a few years ago, just to make sure our local ambulances carry epinephrine, and I have yet to do so. This news is giving me the extra push to call!
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Allison ·
Let us know what they say...I know that volunteer-run companies struggle with a shortage of both money and volunteers and still have training requirements to deal with anytime they want to do something new or better, and sometimes that comes into play, at least where I live.
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

StephC ·
I just emailed the ABC station WRIC in VA who issued the report, asking that they issue a correction and update on their report of July 13. Aside from the confusion about injections vs. auto-injectors, there was a whole lot of weird quoting of the pediatrician, who sounds either misinformed or misquoted. Was wondering if KFA or AAFA has reached out to them?
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Allison ·
I don't believe so. I just looked at the story again under the video - they updated the text to say "there is no immediate concern" but the video is still there. I suppose if one is on Facebook, one could share our post in their comments section (that appears to be what they use....)
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Re: Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE: We have official responses from EpiPen ™ and Auvi-Q ™ that they are not affected by a shortage of epinephrine. We do not have an official response from Adrenaclick ™ (or the generic version). If we receive more information, we will update here.
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Re: Idaho Mom Gets Law Passed Allowing Pharmacists to Prescribe Epinephrine

kandicejo ·
Great job!! Thanks for all your hard work
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Lynda ·
It is for ALL of them. Please see this post on Sanofi's Severe Allergy Awareness facebook page.
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Lynda ·
I heard from Sanofi. It is a recall of ALL autoinjectors regardless of lot numbers.
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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important Recall Notice: All Auvi-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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: Study Shows Importance of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training to Avoid Injury

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Sanofi US Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Auvi-Q ® Due to Potential Inaccurate Dosage Delivery
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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: Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

SBilliel ·
This is a scary situation. Thank you for your advocacy!
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Re: Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

SLeahy ·
This is such BS. It takes a school nurse 30 minutes to train staff. More is better, but that is all they need to know how to use the auto-injector. On top of that, if they choose to supply with Auvi-Q the auto-injector has audible instructions when you pull the cap to walk anyone through how to use it. They are worried about being on the hook for an unnecessary hospital visit, but is the potential death of a student really worth the risk?
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Re: Why the Weatherford, Texas, School Board’s Anaphylaxis Policy Is a Bad Idea

RW ·
My kiddo is in this school district and having interacted with these schools I'm guessing the problem is more complex than the article has let on. The following is my speculation as a parent. The reason given in the article "The Weatherford Independent School District says they feel that they can’t have someone trained to give an epinephrine auto-injector during all times the school is open." Isn't just regarding the inconvenience of training - all the teachers and admins go through the...
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Re: Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

Momofthree ·
This would be amazing! Will be interesting to see the cost comparison to the auto injector.
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Re: Epinephrine Nasal Spray Gets Fast Track Status From FDA as a Possible Treatment for Life-Threatening Food Allergy Reactions

goodsammy ·
This will eliminate the necessity of training to administer epinephrene. Even after getting trained, a lot of people are hesitant to give the injection and things get delayed. If this spray gets approved, it has the potential to save a lot of lives.
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Re: Walgreens Locations Will Now Carry AUVI-Q Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Momofthree ·
This is great news!
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

MrsButters ·
This is great news! Wish they had this available a few months ago when my toddler had to make use of an epinephrine injection. I feel like the epinephrine injection itself caused nearly as much shock to his system as the allergen, since it was a slightly higher dose then his 30lb pound could handle. We love Auvi-Q injectors and their ease of use. I wish insurance would cover them so we could refill next year beyond the initial affordability program. Thanks for posting! What great news this...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

K8sMom2002 ·
Hugs on the reaction and having to use epinephrine to begin with! I'd not heard that there was a time limit on Auvi-Q's AffordAbility program. I just checked their website, and I must be missing something, because I didn't see it there. How about starting a new topic so you can share a link about that?
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

MrsButters ·
@K8sMom2002 , Thank you. My oldest son (6 years) was really sad when we had to use the epinephrine for his little brother and said, "I was hoping we'd never have to use it." Me too, bud, me too. :'( I guess I didn't mean to imply that there was a time limit, but rather a quantity limit on the Auvi-Q affordability program. We have already received our maximum quantity of Auvi-Q injectors. I do not know if that resets annually or not. I suppose it is something to look into. Sorry to have...
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Re: Epinephrine Auto-Injectors for Infants and Toddlers to Be Available May 1

K8sMom2002 ·
Hey, shared information is what helps ALL of us! And I'd never thought of possible quantity or time limits on the program, so it's good to keep that on my radar. Please, please, keep sharing good questions and thoughts like this -- that's what makes our community SO strong. And I think what your oldest son said about his little brother was sad AND sweet. Way to go for him being such a good big brother!
 
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