Did you know that in some states a Pharmacist might be authorized to give you the new generic epinephrine auto-injector instead of the EpiPen® your physician requested? I know I just posted about this topic, Epinephrine Auto-Injector Confusion Explained, on Friday and now focusing again on this topic, but the reality is that we may place our loved ones in danger if we are not educated on this topic. EpiPen®)published this highly valuable piece that I think all of us need should consider reviewing: EpiPen®.
This article is written by a Angela Nace, Pharm D who provides a fabulous downloadable chart PLUS key information on how to insure you receive the epinephrine auto-injector that you are seeking. summarizes key facts and patient information regarding each available epinephrine Auto-Injector. I did not realize that if a physician DOES NOT state “Dispense as Written” or “DO NOT Substitute” that in some states, the pharmacist can automatically provide a substitute.
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