10 JULY 2018 UPDATE:
Availability of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injector
Due to manufacturing delays from our contract manufacturer, Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, there are intermittent supply constraints on EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injector in the UK.
Latest Supply Status
In mid-June, we secured a limited volume of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors with an expiry date of October 2018. This product is still available for pharmacies to order. Pharmacists wishing to order EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors with an expiry date of October 2018 should refer to the instructions below. The product meets all required quality standards and remains valid through the last day of the month (31 October 2018).
We continue to maintain a stock management process for the distribution of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors. Pharmacies are allocated product on a prescription-only basis and can place orders for up to a maximum of two EpiPen® 0.3mg Auto-Injectors per prescription. It is important to note that supply of EpiPen 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors continues to be intermittent and may not always be available for pharmacies to order.
There are currently sufficient supplies of EpiPen Jr® 0.15mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors in the UK.
Ongoing Supply Management
Mylan is working closely with Pfizer to manage supply carefully to avoid long-term supply shortages. Pfizer anticipates that production rates will increase over the coming months; however, at this time, Pfizer cannot commit to a specific time for when the supply constraint will be fully resolved. We are confident in the safety and efficacy of the EpiPen® products being produced at Pfizer’s site and are working closely with them to alleviate the situation and achieve a steady state of supply as expeditiously as possible.
Distribution of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injector in the UK is being carefully monitored, in coordination with our UK distribution partner, Alliance Healthcare, to help manage product availability on an ongoing basis until a steady supply resumes. We will continue to proactively and diligently update pharmacies, healthcare professionals and patient advocacy groups across the country regarding any changes in stock availability.
Information for Patients
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.
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 October, it remains valid (not expired) until Oct 31.
Instructions for Pharmacists
Orders of EpiPen® 0.3mg Adrenaline Auto-Injectors with an expiry date of October 2018 can be placed through usual channels. Please make sure to specifically reference the pip code: pip 8133308 EPIPEN 300MCG (EXP 10/2018).
If you require additional information or have any questions, please contact +44(0) 1707 853 100.
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