Tagged With "EpiPen"

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NFL Vikings' Adrian Peterson Recalls Anaphylaxis Scare

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Last year, we reported that Vikings' star Adrian Peterson had been rushed to the hospital after a severe allergic reaction to seafood. Now, he's partnering with Mylan Specialty (maker of EpiPens) to launch the Anaphylaxis Preparedness Campaign....
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Valentine’s Day Provides Families with Teachable Moments About Potentially Life-Threatening Allergies

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Basking Ridge, NJ, January 31, 2013 – Valentine’s Day brings the exchange of cards and candy, and marks a popular time for social events and dates involving food. But for parents whose children have life-threatening food allergies, it...
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Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness Campaign

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Specialty L.P. Joins Forces with Adrian Peterson and Jo Frost to Launch Anaphylaxis Preparedness CampaignInspired by the millions of people who have made EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injector the No. 1 prescribed epinephrine auto-injector for...
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Walt Disney Parks and Cruises to Stock EpiPens and Promote Food Allergy Awareness

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Mylan Signs Strategic Alliance Agreement with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to Enhance Access to EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors EpiPen® Auto-Injector Locations Designated on Updated Guide Maps and Signage; New Multi-year Alliance to...
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Ignore the Media Reports, There is NO Shortage of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

KFA Medical Advisors ·
A recent media report said epinephrine auto-injectors are in short supply and/or not available nationwide. This report is incorrect. The report has led to panic among many living with food allergies.     Any such report is a gross...
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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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Mylan Specialty Offers Free EpiPen® (epinephrine) Auto-Injectors to Schools Nationwide

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Through EpiPen4Schools™ Program, Mylan Helps Schools Better Prepare For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies  BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Specialty L.P., the fully-integrated specialty pharmaceutical...
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Latest Mobile Tech Devices Look to Improve Food Allergy, Asthma Safety

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Perhaps you already use your smartphone for grocery lists and calendar alerts for doctor appointments and meetings. Maybe you already use a wearable fitness tracker, like a FitBit, to help you stay in shape. What if your phone also told you and your...
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FDA Updates Instructions for EpiPens and Other Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The FDA announced changes to the labeling for epinephrine auto-injectors to help patients and caregivers use the medication appropriately in the event of anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). Anaphylaxis is a serious allergic reaction. Epinephrine is always the first treatment for serious allergic reactions . For all epinephrine auto-injectors: Hold the patient's leg and keep the leg steady while you inject the epinephrine This will help prevent the needles from cutting the thigh or becoming...
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Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States (2014)

KFA Medical Advisors ·
Commercially Available Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Available with a Prescription in the United States   Update: On October 28, 2015, all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector devices were recalled . Please visit the www.auvi-q.com website for details...
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Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This content has been updated for 2014 and can be found here: http://community.kidswithfoodallergies.org/blog/commercially-available-epinephrine-auto-injectors-available-with-a-prescription-in-the-united-states-2014   Commercially Available...
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Updated Mylan Statement on U.S. Supply of EpiPen Auto-Injectors

KFA News Team ·
[PRESS RELEASE] Our manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, continues to experience interruptions in the production of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.15 mg Auto-Injectors. Over the past few months, there has been intermittent supply of EpiPen at wholesalers and pharmacies. We are actively exploring several options with Pfizer that would help stabilize supply.
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FDA Approves First Generic Competitor of EpiPen Epinephrine Auto-Injector

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector for the emergency treatment of allergic reactions, including those that are life-threatening (anaphylaxis), in adults and pediatric patients who weigh more than 33 pounds. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA gained approval to market its generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths.
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of Certain Lots of EpiPens®

KFA News Team ·
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today took additional action to mitigate shortages of EpiPen (epinephrine) auto-injector by extending the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3 milligram products marketed by Mylan by four months beyond the labeled expiration date.
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Warning Advisory: Some EpiPen Auto-Injectors May Not Readily Slide Out of Carrier

KFA News Team ·
FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that the labels attached to some EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may block access to the auto-injector and prevent the ability to easily access the product.
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New Generic Epinephrine Auto-Injector Now Available in Limited Areas of the U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced the release of limited doses of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen®1 (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg, in the US. Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, and an additional supply of Teva’s generic version of the EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.3 mg is expected in 2019. The publically-available Wholesale Acquisition Cost (WAC)2
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FDA Extends Expiration Dates of All Lots of EpiPens® and Authorized Generic

KFA News Team ·
As supply interruptions and shortages of epinephrine auto-injectors continue, the FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) 0.3 mg Auto-Injectors and its authorized generic version currently on the market in the U.S. after a review of stability data. Read more for the new expiration dates.
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What To Do If You Have Trouble Filling Your EpiPen® or Generic Epinephrine Prescription

Kids With Food Allergies ·
UPDATE – What we know as of June 6, 2019: ♦ The FDA has extended the expiration dates of all lots of 0.3mg EpiPens® to help with the production delays and shortage. See new expiration dates. ♦ Mylan, distributor of EpiPen®, issued a new statement about the status of their supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors . If you are having trouble getting your EpiPen® prescription filled, you can call Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526 for assistance in locating alternative pharmacies . Mylan...
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What Are Your Options for Injectable Epinephrine Devices?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
Epinephrine is a lifesaving medicine for people with severe allergies. It is important to discuss with your doctor about what is the most appropriate prescription for your family. You may also need to find out which options your insurance provider prefers. This will affect your out-of-pocket costs.
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What to Do If You Can’t Afford Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Kids With Food Allergies ·
The manufacturers of epinephrine auto-injectors have extended their U.S. savings card programs through 2018. Epinephrine is the only treatment for a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis (anna-fih-LACK-sis). It is only available through a prescription by your doctor. Each prescription comes with two auto-injectors in a set. People with food allergies need two of these auto-injectors with them at all times.
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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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Teva Generic Equivalent of 0.15 mg EpiPen Jr® Is Now Available in the U.S.

KFA News Team ·
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) today announced availability of the FDA-approved generic version of EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injector, 0.15 mg, in the U.S. The product is available in most retail pharmacies, and the Wholesale Acquisition Cost is $300 for a 2-pack.
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Re: What Are Your Options for Injectable Epinephrine Devices?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This blog post was updated in December 2018 to include information on the generic epinephrine auto-injector from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and the nasal spray from INSYS Therapeutics.
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Re: What Are Your Options for Injectable Epinephrine Devices?

Kids With Food Allergies ·
This blog post was updated in July 2019 to include updated information on savings programs for AUVI-Q® and EpiPen®. It also includes information on the SYMJEPI™ pre-filled syringe from Sandoz.
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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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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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Re: Important News About Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

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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Kathy P ·
Wow - both look pretty cool!
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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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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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Gina S ·
Does anyone use the "smart case" for the epi-pen?
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Re: First grader with peanut allergy

EAH123 ·
He looks so rad! Hope it was a great day.
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Re: First grader with peanut allergy

AMommy2TwoBoys ·
Thank you EAH123! He had a great day. He's loving school and the changes they've made in his classroom... no more snack time... he feels so much safer in there now!
 
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