EpiPen shortage in WNY & Canada
If you have an EpiPen and you just used it so you all out, Be careful for the next couple days. EpiPens provide automatic injections of epinephrine to provide emergency treatment for people exposed to life-threatening allergies. This isnt a widespread shortage in the United States like the one affecting patients in Canada right now.
Wegmans said its stores are out of stock, and so are both of its suppliers. Tops also are out of stock. TOPS has been in contact with its supplier, however an estimated timeline for receiving additional product has not yet been provided,
The supply of EpiPens in Canada is being strictly controlled, after manufacturing delays caused a shortage among the 0.3 and 0.15 mg injectors, according to Health Canada. Manufacturing delays are also to blame for the local shortages, Wegmans said. EpiPen is sold by Mylan but manufactured by Pfizer.
The FDA said it will continue to monitor the supply of EpiPens.