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Auvi-Q Epinephrine Injectors Recalled

Sanofi U.S. issues voluntary recall

Sanofi U.S. is voluntarily recalling all Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injectors due to suspected malfunctions that could deliver the wrong dose of medication.

The injectors are used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, and a patient receiving an incorrect dose could face serious health consequences including death, according to an alert from the Food and Drug Administration.

Sanofi has received 26 unconfirmed reports of possible malfunctions as of Oct. 26. No deaths have been reported.

Although doctors may not be able to contact all of their patients directly, they should use social media and local media outlets to spread the word about the recall, according to Bridgette L. Jones, M.D., M.Sc., FAAAAI, FAAP, an allergy, asthma and immunology specialist with Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics and a member of the AAP Committee on Drugs.

Read more via American Academy of Pediatrics.