Epipen Shortages Due To Production Problems: FDA

FDA reports shortage of EpiPens, citing 'manufacturing delays'

There's a shortage of EpiPens in the US

The agency says the products are now available but manufacturing delays are causing a short-term shortage across the country.

This was Mylan's first acknowledgment of possible USA supply issues following reports of EpiPen shortages in Canada and Britain last month.

"If the intent of that notification is that the FDA can work on prevention and mitigation strategies before a shortage even happens, the FDA needs to know all the details", Fox said.

Incumbent Manchin has financial edge in US Senate race
Incumbent Joe Manchin has won the Democratic Senate primary in West Virginia, easily defeating challenger Paula Jean Swearengin. It's going to be a long ride", Robert Rupp, a political history professor at West Virginia Wesleyan College, said Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration says there are temporary, spot shortages of the drug used to treat severe allergic reactions to things like peanuts and bee stings.

The shortfall reflects manufacturing delays at Pfizer (NYSE: PFE - news) 's Meridian Medical Technologies unit, which is Mylan's manufacturing partner and produces all the EpiPens sold globally at a single plant near St. Louis.

Mylan began warning about EpiPen supply constraints in Britain two months ago. Pfizer said it was overcoming the manufacturing problems, saying it was increasing production.

Armor Wars Redux? Original IRON MAN Movie Armor Lost, Police Investigation Underway
But, these films are often made on high budgets, which requires expensive technology and costumes. According to LA Times , LAPD is now investigating the mysterious case of the missing suit.

Rocky Point Pavilion Pharmacy didn't have any generic EpiPens in stock Thursday, and only had one box of the brand name, according to a pharmacist there. Mylan shares were inactive in Wednesday premarket trade.

While once the crown jewel of Mylan's product portfolio, the trouble over manufacturing, increased competition and a pricing scandal have tarnished the EpiPen brand. Patients having difficulty accessing these products can contact Mylan Customer Relations (800-796-9526) for help in locating alternative pharmacies.

She said that as far as their supply at Weis Markets Pharmacy, there is no date listed as to when they can expect more EpiPen. Mylan says it is expediting shipment to wholesalers when it receives devices. The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, a professional group that tracks drug-supply deficits, added epinephrine auto-injectors including EpiPen to its comprehensive shortage list on May 3.

Real Madrid's Zidane elaborates on Ronaldo ankle injury
On his part, Ronaldo's closes chance of winning the World Cup was in 2006 in Germany with Portugal getting to the semi-final. He told his club's official website: "I feel really good now, well recovered and I'm ready to help the team".

Latest News