*Update as of February 20, 2018: Health Canada is now reporting that the shortage is expected to be resolved by March 9, 2018. For the most recent update regarding EpiPen and EpiPen Jr supply interruptions, click here.*
Original post below:
Drug Shortages Canada is reporting a temporary shortage of EpiPen® auto-injectors in Canada.
This notice refers only to the adult dosage (0.3 mg/0.3 ml auto-injector), not the EpiPen Jr® auto-injector.
We have been in contact with Pfizer Canada, the Canadian distributor for EpiPen®. The company has released a statement that you can read.
Please be sure to check the expiry dates on your EpiPen® devices. When validating the expiry date of your EpiPen 0.3 mg auto-injector, please note that the product expires on the last day of the month indicated. For example, if it expires in January, it remains valid (not expired) until January 31.
We recommend that you continue to follow our recommended safety tips for managing food allergies and contact Pfizer Canada directly with any inquires or questions at 1-877-EPIPEN1 (1-877-374-7361).
We will continue to follow this issue closely and keep you updated.