SANOFI US ISSUES VOLUNTARY NATIONWIDE RECALL OF AUVI-Q® DUE TO POTENTIAL INACCURATE DOSAGE DELIVERY

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 for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot number 2299596 through 3037230, which expire March 2016 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery.

Customers with questions regarding this recall can go to www.Auvi-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. In the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis), patients should only use their Auvi-Q device if another epinephrine auto-injector is not available, and then call 911 or local medical emergency services. Customers should contact their physician or HCP if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

 
Food Allergies/Anaphylaxis 

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, life threatening, severe allergic reaction. The most dangerous symptoms include breathing difficulties, a drop in blood pressure or shock. While New Caney ISD cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment at school, the district is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the safety of every child who has allergies.

New Caney ISD has developed guidelines to manage students with these life threatening allergies so that they may safely participate in the educational process. Students who are at risk for developing anaphylaxis are entitled to carry and self-administer their anaphylaxis medications (epinephrine auto-injectors) while at school or a school event (see medication policy for Self-Administration guidelines).

If your child has food allergies of any kind, please notify the school nurse prior to or upon registration of your child.  School district policy requires the Child Nutrition Department to maintain a Physician's Statement form (see attached) for each student diagnosed with food allergies in order to provide the necessary modifications.  In addition, your physician should provide a Food Allergy Action Plan or Anaphylaxis Action Plan (if allergen is non-food related) to be kept on file in the school clinic. Both of these forms must be renewed annually.  If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.


 
 
 
 
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