Panicked parents may be likely to dash into an urgent care center in the hope that you’ll have EpiPens on hand. Many families tempt fate by not traveling with their own, while some say they can’t afford them to begin with, given that their expected shelf life is just 20 months. Cost is always a concern for healthcare operators trying to keep overhead down, as well, so it’s essential that you know the Food and Drug Administration just announced that it’s extending the expiration date of specific lots of EpiPens by 4 months. This is especially good news given that manufacturing delays have caused a nationwide shortage. Consult the announcement on the FDA website to see if the devices you have on hand are still in-date.
FDA: Check for These Lots of EpiPens Before Tossing ‘Expired’ Product