Alert issued after company recalls overdose antidote device

narcan-naloxone

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) — Addictions agencies nationwide have issued an awareness alert after a company recalled a device used to deliver the drug overdose antidote naloxone.

The drug can be administered with a syringe-like device that sprays the drug into the nose; however, the device manufacturer, Teleflex Medical has voluntarily recalled their product after complaints it may not deliver the proper dosage.

Teleflex said they received complaints that the affected devices produced a straight stream of the medication instead of an atomized spray, which can make the drug less effective.

The recall affects over 66 batches that have been distributed across the country.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s