Mylan Provides Update on EpiPen® Recall

Apr 04, 2017

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan’s manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previously disclosed reports outside of the U.S. of failure to activate the device due to a potential defect in a supplier component. The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergency (failure to activate or increased force needed to activate) and have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Both reports are related to the single lot that was previously recalled. The incidence of the defect is extremely rare and testing and analysis across the potentially impacted lots has not identified any units with a defect. However, the recall is being expanded to include additional lots as a precautionary measure out of an abundance of caution.

The recalled product was manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company, and distributed by Mylan Specialty between December 2015 and July 2016. The expanded voluntary recall is being initiated in the U.S. and also will extend to additional markets in EuropeAsia, North and South America.

The recall impacts the 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths of EpiPen Auto-Injector. None of the recalled lots include the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector, which is also manufactured by Meridian Medical Technologies.

U.S. Impacted Lots:

Product/Dosage
NDC Number
Lot Number
Expiration Date
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg
49502-501-02
5GN767
April 2017
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg
49502-501-02
5GN773
April 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
5GM631
April 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
5GM640
May 2017
EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg
49502-501-02
6GN215
September 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM082
September 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM072
September 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM081
September 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM088
October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM199
October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM091
October 2017
EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM198
October 2017
EpiPen 2-pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg
49502-500-02
6GM087
October 2017

Mylan is committed to replacing recalled devices at no cost and Mylan would like to reassure patients that there will be no additional replacement-related financial burden to them as a result of this recall. Patients, customers and distributors are being notified and should refer to Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. We are asking patients to keep their existing product until their replacement product can be secured.

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