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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.

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.

A Statement About Inclusion and Respect

A statement about inclusion and respect from Paul Genecin, M.D., Director, Yale Health:

Change is always accompanied by uncertainty, and I understand that recent political discourse has led some to wonder about their place in American society.  I can assure you that at Yale Health, every individual is welcome and respected. Yale Health and Yale University are committed to providing students with health care that is safe, confidential, culturally sensitive and respectful of individual choices and priorities. We provide care to all students regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, immigration status or political views.  We are committed to continuing our support for reproductive rights including low- or no-cost access to effective contraception and other family planning services.  We believe that healthcare is only effective in a setting where all patients can talk freely with their providers without fear of negative repercussions.          

Questions or concerns?  Please call my office (203-432-0076) and we will be glad to help. 

Drinking
Binge Drinking - what is it really?

Find out:

  • What is binge drinking?
  • What is the difference between blacking out and passing out?
  • What is grain alcohol?

Click here for some alcohol FAQ's.

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

 

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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Get a text when your prescription is ready

Sign up for RxReady and you will receive a text message or email when youR prescription is ready for pick up at the Yale Health Pharmacy Check Out window.

 

Mental Health & Counseling
How to get started with Mental Health & Counseling

Watch a short video describing the process to start with Mental Health & Counseling. VIDEO

Smoking
What does it mean to live on a tobacco-free campus?

Read more about the Tobacco-Free Yale campaign here.

For resources available to Yale students who want to quit click here.

Exercise
Do you really need to stretch?

Listen to a "healthcast" as Aaron Clark, DPT, physical therapist discusses the purpose of stretching and gives a synopsis of when and for how long you should stretch.