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Auvi-Q Recall

  • Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling ALL Auvi-Q®(epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi-Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths. Includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016.

 

  • Sanofi US is notifying it’s distributors and customers who include doctors, pharmacies, wholesalers and other customers in the supply chain by letter, fax, email and phone calls and is arranging for return and reimbursement of all recalled products.

 

  • Customers with questions regarding this recall can go toAuvi-Q.com and call 1-866-726-6340 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET for information about how to return their Auvi-Q devices. Customers may also email cs@sanofi.com. Sanofi US will provide reimbursement for out of pocket costs incurred for the purchase of new epinephrine auto-injectors with proof of purchase.

 

  • Customers should immediately contact their healthcare provider (HCP) for a prescription for an alternate epinephrine auto-injector.

Halloween Can Be Scary – If You Have Food Allergies!

By Lora Stewart, MD

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Halloween can be a frightening time if you or someone in your family has a food allergy. Candy with potential food allergens seems to be lurking around every corner this time of year. As a result, trick-or-treating can be a perfect disaster between the excitement, the candy and the darkness! But if you have a plan for Halloween, you can take the FRIGHT out of the NIGHT! Here are a few ideas to incorporate into your trick-or-treating plan. Be sure to discuss these points with your children before heading out to eliminate any surprises.

2659B518FASAVE THE TREATS FOR HOME

Be clear from the beginning that there will be no eating while trick-or-treating. You might want to bring safe snacks from home or feed your kids prior to leaving. Do not put yourself in a position of having to read labels and make decisions in the dark and away from home.

ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL

If applicable, be sure to have your epinephrine auto injector with you the entire time. There are also many homes that participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project. These homes will have a teal pumpkin outside and will only offer non-food items for Halloween. Learn more at foodallergy.org

CANDY INSPECTION

Once you are home, inspect all candy for potential allergens. Keep in mind that “Fun-sized”        treats may have different labels than the normal-sized treat. Be sure to inspect all labels carefully.  Your unwanted candy can be donated to several different organizations, such as   those that send care packages to U.S. troops.  Click here for options for donating candy.

CELEBRATE YOUR OWN WAY

Consider avoiding trick-or-treating altogether. Instead plan a new family tradition of a movie and popcorn at home, board games or even a craft night!

We hope that following these guidelines will help you and your family enjoy a fun and safe Halloween. As always, contact us with any questions or concerns. Happy Halloween!