TRIBUNE: EpiPen shortage hits Illinois: ‘This is a life-threatening issue’

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “A shortage of EpiPens is alarming patients in Illinois and across the country.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration added EpiPens and a similar epinephrine autoinjector made by Impax Laboratories to its drug shortage list on Wednesday, after weeks of complaints from patients who say they’ve had a tough time getting them. It’s a shortage the FDA expects will be short-term but one that has patients scrambling and doctors turning to alternatives.

Aimee Weiss, of Highland Park, said her doctor wrote a prescription for multiple packages of EpiPens for her 12-year-old daughter, who’s allergic to tree nuts. But a couple of weeks ago, her CVS pharmacy told her she could only have one pack…”

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