STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

FDA anticipates EpiPen shortage

The Federal Drug Administration is anticipating a shortage of EpiPens, EpiPen Jr., and generic epinephrine auto-injectors.

Posted: May 10, 2018 12:42 PM

YOUNGSTOWN, OH (CNN) - The Federal Drug Administration is anticipating a shortage of EpiPens, EpiPen Jr., and generic epinephrine auto-injectors.

The agency says manufacturing delays are the reason for what it expects to be a short-term shortage.

The products are still currently available.

The devices are made to deliver the lifesaving drug epinephrine during emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis.

EpiPen producer Mylan NV confirms what it calls (quote) "intermittent supply constraints."

Mylan asks patients having problems getting EpiPens to contact its customer relations phone number (800) 796-9526 for help finding pharmacies that have them in stock.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 67°
Robinson
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 65°
Indianapolis
Scattered Clouds
68° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 68°
Rockville
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 67°
Casey
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 69°
Brazil
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 67°
Marshall
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 67°
Increasing Clouds and Hot With Showers and Storms
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Brazil Concert Band

Image

Wabash Valley HOF Picnic

Image

March through the Arch

Image

Weather impact on Wabash Valley gardens

Image

Eva Kor remembered at Indy service

Image

Sunday 8/18 AM Wx

Image

South Soccer

Image

South Braves Golf

Image

Valley Kick-off

Image

Stormcrest Festival

WTHI Events