Health Canada Issues Warning On EpiPen Devices




Health Canada Issues Warning On EpiPen Devices
Health Canada Issues Warning On EpiPen Devices

Health Canada warned Friday that some EpiPen and EpiPen Jr auto-injector devices may not easily slide out of their carrier tube, a problem the agency says could delay or prevent emergency treatment, possibly leading to patient disability or death.

The advisory comes after Pfizer Canada notified the agency that, in a small number of devices, EpiPens’ labels have been improperly applied, causing auto-injectors to become stuck to the inside of their carrier tubes and making it difficult or impossible for them to be administered.

Products affected have expiry dates between April 2018 and October 2019.