Q2 reports the Epinephren auto-injector, known commonly as the Epi-pen, continues to face a national shortage that started back in May, and people who suffer from life-threatening allergies need to fill their prescriptions for Epi-pens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, the federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, the shortage has reportedly been caused by manufacturing delays. Pharmacies have been unable to get Epi-pens in stock, meaning patients cannot fill their prescriptions. Montana pharmacist at St. Peter’s Health Brian Heeney says it’s been a problem for some time, saying “It’s an intermittent shortage. One day we can get Epi-pens. The next we can’t,”
Epi-pens deliver an injection of Adrenaline. Heeney says you always have the option of drawing up your own epinephrine without an auto-injector. Get more online at KTVQ.com.