Monday, April 17, 2017

Mylan EpiPen Recall Does *not* Impact HealthFirst Customers

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Like many offices we have been using HeathFirst to supply our emergency kit for several years.  The really nice thing about this company is that they monitor the expiration dates of your emergency medicines and send replacements before they expire.  They also offer a disposal system for the old medications.  It’s a great system for offices that do not choose or have better things to do than monitoring their med supplies.
One of the critical components of an office emergency kit is epinephrine self injectors.  As most of you probably know by now, Mylan has had a recall of many of their “Epipen” self injectors.
I received the following info on April 11 from HealthFirst letting me know they DO NOT use Mylan self injectors.

On March 31, Mylan Specialty L.P., in consultation with the U.S. FDA, announced a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors.  

HealthFirst supplies the Impax brand generic epinephrine auto-injectors, which are not part of the Mylan recall.  We switched to the Impax brand auto-injector after we determined Impax offers our customers a more cost effective, clinically appropriate solution for use in emergency medical kits. 

As a valued HealthFirst customer who has purchased an Impax epinephrine auto-injector from us, please be assured the FDA recall does not impact you.

You do not need to do anything, unless you also have a Mylan EpiPen in your office.
If so, please see the information provided below.

Patient and Practice Safety is Always First

HealthFirst cares about the safety of your patients and your practice. We’re always ready to help when you have questions about our products and services. Please feel free to call us at 800-331-1984. 
Thank you,

Dr. Don Cohen
Chief Clinical Officer

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