EpiPen, generics in temporary short supply

[KSTP-TV, May 14, 2018] Patients across Minnesota are busy trying to make sure they can get their hands on needed epinephrine brands in the case of a potentially deadly allergic reaction.

There is currently a nationwide EpiPen shortage. The shortage involves brand name and some generic versions. The shortage affects pens made by drug manufacturer Mylan, which is having trouble because of manufacturing problems.

Pharmacists across the Twin Cities say they are getting pens intermittently, so it’s hard to predict what the supply will be day-to-day.

Amanda Elliott, pharmacy supervisor at the Allina Health Pharmacy at Abbott Northwestern Hospital says if you can’t get a brand name EpiPen but you can get a generic version, you’ll be just fine.

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