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EpiPen® 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors 0.3 mg and EpiPen Jr. 2-Pak Voluntary Recall

3/31/2017

On March 31, 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr. This recall was issued because of two reports of the auto-injector not working correctly.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected products and lot numbers is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is located on the left flap on the manufacturer’s carton and on the injector itself inside the black box. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please contact the pharmacy that filled your prescription for further instructions.

It is important that you continue to carry your current EpiPen Auto-Injector until you receive a replacement device. Once you receive a replacement, you should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you have any additional concerns. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently using EpiPen and EpiPen Jr., please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently using EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Mylan Customer Relations toll-free at 1‑800‑796‑9526 or visit www.mylan.com/EpiPenRecall. You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit www.fda.gov.

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