EpiPen ship­ment

Pharmacy Daily - - NEWS -

MYLAN is in the news to­day, with Mel­bourne’s ,Her­ald Sun rais­ing con­cerns that a short­age of its EpiPen prod­uct has “left phar­ma­cies in en­tire coun­try towns and across large sec­tions of cities with­out the anti-al­lergy de­vice”.

A ship­ment of the prod­ucts is ex­pected next week af­ter a month­long short­age which has forced Mylan Aus­tralia to ra­tion stocks.

Man­u­fac­tur­ing de­lays in the USA are be­ing blamed for the short­age.

Ear­lier this year Mylan/ Al­phapharm ini­ti­ated a re­call of four batches of the 300µg EpiPen adren­a­line in­jec­tion sy­ringe au­toin­jec­tors due to a po­ten­tial fail­ure to ac­ti­vate or a need to ap­ply ex­tra force to ac­ti­vate (d 21 Mar 2017). who re­ceived the Dis­tin­guished In­ves­ti­ga­tor - Mid-Ca­reer Award, af­ter al­most 20 years of work as a health prac­ti­tioner, ed­u­ca­tor and re­searcher in men­tal health and phar­macy prac­tice.

The awards recog­nise re­searchers who have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to the field of health ser­vices and health pol­icy re­search in Aus­tralia and New Zealand through schol­ar­ship and teach­ing, ad­vance­ment of sci­ence and meth­ods, and lead­er­ship.

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