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News and Announcements

RECALL
Recall of Epipen and Epipen Jr. Auto-Injectors

On March 31, 2017, Mylan issued a voluntary recall of selected lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-injector because of a potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an anaphylactic emergency. This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. Both reports are related to a single lot that was previously recalled outside of the U.S. The incidence of the defect is extremely rare and testing and analysis across the potentially impacted lots has not identified any units with a defect. However, the recall is being expanded to include additional lots as a precautionary measure out of an abundance of caution.

The recalled product was distributed from December 2015 through July 2016. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector. Mylan is committed to replacing recalled devices at no cost and reassures patients that there will be no additional replacement-related financial burden to them as a result of this recall

How do you know if your EPIPEN® or EPIPEN JR® is affected by this recall?

  1. Find your LOT # listed on the box or device


  2. Does your LOT # match any of the impacted LOT Numbers listed below:
  3. If your LOT # does NOT match, no further action is necessary
  4. If your LOT DOES match, please call Stericycle at 877-650-3494 to obtain a voucher for your free replacement product. Stericycle also will provide you with a pre-paid return package to ship the product back to Stericycle
  5. Visit your pharmacy with your voucher information to redeem your free replacement
  6. Send your recalled product to Stericycle. Do not return any devices affected by the recall until you have your replacement in hand

Stericycle's hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-10:00 pm ET, and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am-5:00 pm ET.

Link to full Mylan Press release: http://www.mylan.com/EpiPenRecall

If you have any questions to contact the Yale Health Pharmacy at 203-432-0033.

Hours
Pharmacy Academic Hours

The Yale Health Center Pharmacy's hours through May 28th are:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am-6:30 pm

Saturday 8:30 am-3:30 pm

 

Travel Information Sessions
Planning on Traveling?

Yale students can come to one of the free group sessions to get general information prior to their trip.

The session is a prerequisite to receiving travel vaccines, which are administered on a fee-for-service basis.

Please complete and submit a travel form prior to attending one of the sessions.

Choose the region where you will be travelling below to register for a session.

Americas

Africa

Asia

For more information, call the Travel Department at 203-432-0093.

Tours
Yale Health Offering Tours and Orientation

Are you a new Yale employee who recently joined Yale Health?

Maybe you're a member who would like more information about your Yale Health coverage.

Join us for a tour of the Yale Health Center followed by an orientation session to learn about Yale Health. 

There will be time to ask questions in a group setting or on an individual basis.

There are multiple dates and times to choose from.

Click here to register.

Current Research Opportunities for Yale Health Members

Below are current research opportunities at Yale University:

  • Transformative Experience of Pregnancy – Are you a parent-to-be? You may be eligible to participate in a research study. Call (203) 785-3502, or email yucare@yale.edu.
Patient & Family Council
Yale Health forming Patient & Family Council

Yale Health has initiated work to convene a Patient & Family Council as part of an effort to further advance the principles of patient-centered care.

  • Council members will work together with Yale Health leadership to promote, review, and advise on operational processes and programs that address the needs of patients and families.  

  • Patients and family members will play a role as ‘patient partners’, acting as a resource to the organization.

For more information or to apply to the Council, please visit yalehealth.yale.edu/volunteer.

Thinking about quitting smoking? There's help available

Yale faculty and staff members and their dependents can learn about the Telephonic Tobacco Cessation Program, as well as additional means of support, here.

Yale students can learn about resources offered by Yale Health to help them quit here.

Visitors to the campus can learn about free resources available to help them quit here.

Read the Yale News article.

Yale Health Offers New Choice for Pregnancy Care and Birth

Yale Health now offers a new option for pregnant women after their first trimester of pregnancy, prenatal care and delivery by the nurse-midwives affiliated with the Vidone Birth Center at the St. Rapael Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital, with a referral. Read more on our Options for Prenatal Care and Delivery page.

Zika Virus Information August 15, 2016

News about zika virus is constantly changing as we learn more about the virus. Zika virus especially concerns people who travel, pregnant women and those trying to get pregnant.

Highlights of what you need to know from the CDC.

 

 

 

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Seasonal Allergies
Nasal Steroids Available Over-the-Counter

As of July 1st, 2016  all nasal steroids (with the exception of Veramyst; see the Yale Health Drug List for applicable copays) used to treat seasonal allergies will no longer be covered on the prescription benefit. Fluticasone (Flonase), budesonide (Rhinocort) and triamcinolone (Nasacort) will be available without a prescription at the Yale Health Pharmacy and other retail outlets where you purchase over the counter products

Lab Hours
Laboratory Now Open Saturdays

The laboratory on the lower level of the Yale Health Center is now open Saturdays from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. It is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-5:15 pm. Yale Health members may also use any Quest Diagnostics laboratory in the six New England states.

Measles
AAP President Urges Parents to Vaccinate Their Children Against Measles

The American Academy of Pediatrics president urges parents to vaccinate their children against measles.  Read the full statement here, it includes valuable resources.

H.O.W.F.I.T.
Yale Health Unveils Family Internet Tool

Take action with Habits of Wellness: Family Internet Tool (H.O.W.F.I.T.), your family’s guide to healthy living. Learn how you can make wise choices and stay well. Even small changes can have big health benefits.

Inside you’ll find information about healthy eating and exercise habits. Read each section together, explore the resources, and print the tools to help your family stay on track!

Click here to visit H.O.W.F.I.T.

Emergency Care
Yale-New Haven Hospital York Street Campus

The recent merger of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) with the Hospital of St. Raphael has created changes in the New Haven healthcare landscape.

Many questions remain about the type of services that will be available at the two campuses of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Our physicians, care coordinators and specialty consultants are currently working only at the YNHH York Street Campus (the pre-merger Yale-New Haven facility).

When necessary, you should continue to use only the YNHH York Street emergency room.

If you require admission, you should request to be admitted to the York Street facility where you will be treated by the doctors who know you best.

If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 203-432-0246 or Care Coordination at 203-436-5791.