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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Auvi-Q recall

This is a short post today!

CBS News had a story about a recall of the Auvi-Q injectors. 

 They are being recalled because they may not give you the right amount of medication if you have an allergic reaction.

The story says there are about 200,000 people in the U.S. that have the Auvi-Q. There were about 26 people that reported problems with the injectors, so they are recalling ALL of them. (Hey - better to be on the safe side, right?!)

So what do you do if you have an Auvi-Q? The CBS story says:

"Consumers can call 1-866-726-6340 or visit the product's website for information on how to return the injector. They should also contact their health provider to get a prescription for an alternate device."
However, if you have one of those injectors, they want you to get a replacement FIRST before you give them your recalled Auvi-Q. (You don't want to be without epinephrine......just in case you have an allergic reaction.)
"As this is a life-saving device, it is important that consumers understand not only to return the recalled device, but to get a replacement epinephrine auto-injector first," said a company spokeswoman in an emailed statement."
 Good luck to all! :)

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