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Latest Supply Status of EpiPen® 0.3mg and 0.15mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors

Mylan’s manufacturing partner Meridian Medical Technologies, a subsidiary of Pfizer that manufactures EpiPen®, has experienced recent manufacturing challenges which resulted in interruptions in the production of EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors (AAIs).

To help manage product availability on an ongoing basis until a steady supply resumes, Mylan has assigned a prescription-only process for EpiPen 0.3mg, meaning patients can obtain up to a maximum of two EpiPen 0.3mg AAIs per prescription.

The prescription-only process does not affect EpiPen Jr 0.15mg.

Patients should follow the Instructions for Patients detailed below to fulfil their prescriptions and pharmacies should follow the Instructions for Pharmacists outlined below when placing orders.

Instructions and Information for Patients

Patients requiring EpiPen 0.3mg devices should present their prescription to a pharmacy where an order will be placed for up to a maximum of two EpiPen 0.3mg AAIs per prescription.

Patients requiring EpiPen Jr 0.15mg devices can present their prescription to a pharmacy who should be able to fulfil their prescription the same day. However, you should check with your pharmacy to ensure that supply has been received and is available.

Mylan is unable to make any specific treatment recommendation to individual patients. Patients should speak to their healthcare provider for appropriate actions to be taken. However, if you have a question about your EpiPen device please contact our Medical Information team who will be able to help you: +(0) 1707 853 000(option 1) or email: info@mylan.co.uk.

Information for Prescribers

Please note, when validating the expiry date of an adrenaline auto-injector, the product expires on the last day of the month indicated. For example, if it expires in June, it remains valid (not expired) until June 30.

Instructions for Pharmacists

Pharmacies that are presented with a prescription for EpiPen 0.3mg Auto-Injectors can place an order for up to a maximum of two devices per prescription. Please send anonymized prescriptions to Alliance Healthcare’s prescription validation service, either by fax (0330 332 8126) or email (scriptvalidation@alliance-healthcare.co.uk). Please include your Alliance Healthcare account number when placing your order.

Orders from schools should be sent to Alliance Healthcare’s prescription validation service on the fax number or email address above.  Please note that the purchase of EpiPen 0.3mg is currently limited to two devices per order.

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