The manufacturer of Sanofi Auvi-Q (epinephrine) auto-injector devices has announced a voluntary recall. Devices with the following lot numbers and expiration dates are part of the recall:
• lots between 229956 and 3037230, and
• expiration between (and including) March 2016 and December 2016
This is a voluntary recall. You should count on your current device until you get a new one. Sanofi will have directions on what to do with your old devices soon.
If you have a device that is part of this recall you should call the Yale Health Pharmacy (203-432-0033) to begin the process of refilling your prescription with a different device (e.g., Epi-Pen Jr., Epi-Pen, and epinephrine auto-injectors). If you have a refill available, an alternative will be dispensed. If not, pharmacy staff will get a new prescription for you from your clinician.
You will have a copay for this next device. Sanofi will reimburse you for your copay. Information about this process is available on its web site.
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