EpiPen’s are in short supply throughout pharmacies in Canada.
Pfizer Canada, the sole producer of EpiPen’s in the nation, said there are continuous issues at their manufacturing facility.
Myla Wollbaum with the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan said the last shipment of EpiPen’s will be sent in late August.
“Once wholesalers are depleted, pharmacies in Saskatchewan and nationwide won’t be able to order additional EpiPen supply, because none will be available to order.”
Once that happens, Wollbaum recommends a couple of solutions.
Wollbaum said a solution to this issue is to purchase two junior EpiPen’s from pharmacies.
“It’s also manufactured by Pfizer. It’s half the dose of an EpiPen and intended for younger children. So, another option is to buy two.”
Pfizer Canada advised that just in case, expired serums can still be used up to two years after their expiry date.