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EpiPens for Schools

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Does anyone know if there is still a shortage of EpiPens?  I submitted our order to Mylan for our free pens and am just curious if it will take forever to get them again?

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Oops...meant to post this in the School Nurse forum.  Can I delete or does a mod have to move?

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sooo... i received my january replacement order.  I called them when i was placing my order since we're only allowed one order per year and asked if i should order my juniors at the same time, but expressed concern about getting pens that would expire within the school year.  I received my order last week.  It was just juniors set to expire mid year next year and no regulars.  So now i've got no regular stocks.  I called them again and asked what was up and was told there was a shortage and he didn't know when they'd be back in stock.  I inquired if he knew if the FDA would be extending lot number expirations as they did in the past - the man i spoke to didn't know.  The only somewhat helpful piece of advice i got was to re-order my entire order next january so that my juniors would stay non-expired.  

I let my supe know, made notes on my packing slip of the conversation and put everything with my now expired epipens.  yay.  

For what it's worth, i have several children who have expried epipens who simply haven't been able to get them yet.  All i can do is just make a note of it.  

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I am in the same position.  My stock Epipens are expired and my replacement order has not been filled. ( Request in September)   I was able to get a set of JR's and Regular Auvi Qs from their free school program.   

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18 minutes ago, Queen of Icepacks said:

I am in the same position.  My stock Epipens are expired and my replacement order has not been filled. ( Request in September)   I was able to get a set of JR's and Regular Auvi Qs from their free school program.   

Can you share a link to to the Auvi Q program?  I'm not having much luck finding anything.  😕

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My regulars came, but not my juniors.

 

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I ordered in August.  Last week, without any notice, a box with 2 regular Epi-Pens was sent to our school.  No note or anything inside, so I can only assume they are from EpiPens4Schools.  I'm without juniors.  Luckily all of our parents (who have tried) have been able to bring in up-to-date jrs for their kids.  These are mostly the generics or Auvi-Qs.

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37 minutes ago, NutmeggeRN said:

Well, yes...but am I just totally missing any info there for their school program?

  I got this far: https://kaleo.com/press-release/kaleo-announces-auvi-q-epinephrine-injection-usp-charitable-donation-program-for-all-public-elementary-schools-in-the-united-states/

but when you click the link about halfway down "...kaleo-cares" it takes you to another page but it still doesn't give any specific information on the school program or how to sign up.

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47 minutes ago, SaltineQueen said:

Well, yes...but am I just totally missing any info there for their school program?

  I got this far: https://kaleo.com/press-release/kaleo-announces-auvi-q-epinephrine-injection-usp-charitable-donation-program-for-all-public-elementary-schools-in-the-united-states/

but when you click the link about halfway down "...kaleo-cares" it takes you to another page but it still doesn't give any specific information on the school program or how to sign up.

Ha!! Sorry I got distracted by a kiddo!  

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We have juniors expiring in sept and my regulars are exp this month.  We are fortunate enough to also have a set of Auvi-Q on my campus.  So if I have a field trip, I still have atleast 1 jr and 1 reg on campus.

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