Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year

Defective EpiPens have been cited in seven deaths this year so far, according to reports made to the FDA and obtained by Bloomberg News. During the same period, the FDA has received 228 reports of EpiPen failures and at least 35 people were hospitalized as a result of those failures. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Report: Seven deaths from EpiPen failures this year appeared first on MassDevice.
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