Availability 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 manufacturing challenges which has 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 assigned a prescription validation process for EpiPen 0.3mg, meaning patients can obtain up to a maximum of two EpiPen 0.3mg AAIs per prescription.
The prescription validation process has now been extended to include 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 or EpiPen Jr 0.15mg devices should present their prescription to a pharmacy where an order will be placed for up to a maximum of two EpiPen 0.3mg or two EpiPen Jr 0.15mg AAIs per prescription.
Mylan is unable to make any specific treatment recommendation to individual patients. Patients should speak to their healthcare provider for appropriate action 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 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 September, it remains valid (not expired) until 30 September.
Instructions for Pharmacists
Pharmacies that are presented with a prescription for EpiPen 0.3mg or EpiPen Jr 0.15mg Adrenaline 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 (email@example.com). 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 and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg is currently limited to two devices per order.
Instructions for Schools
To support children and young adults who may be at risk of anaphylaxis whilst away from home, the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017 allows schools, without the need for a
prescription, to purchase and hold supply of adrenaline auto-injectors. Regulations allow the purchase of a reasonable number of adrenaline auto-injectors for use on an occasional basis and as required.
Schools requiring a supply of adrenaline auto-injectors to be used in emergency situations are now able to order EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg through Mylan’s distributor, Alliance Healthcare.
To place your order, please provide your local pharmacy with a letter, written on your school’s headed paper and signed by the principal or headteacher. The pharmacy will then send the request to Mylan’s distribution partner, Alliance Healthcare.