Category: Legislation

ALL AUVI-Q’S NOW RECALLED THAT ARE ON MARKET AND SET TO EXPIRE OCT 2015- DEC 2016

Last week I posted the voluntary recall of Auvi-Q’s and now the recall has expanded to include ALL auto injectors on the market. 0.15mg and 0.3mg.  The lot numbers included in the updated recall have expanded quite a lot!  This means the Auvi-Q’s I left at my children’s school that were deemed to be safe under the original recall last week now need to be removed!  Now I’m definitely not sure how I’m going to quickly replace the 6 sets of 2 packs at my children’s school.  I’m open to ideas from any followers if you have any recommendations on how to quickly refill the Epi-Pen Junior 2 packs???

I’m headed out the door to stop at all of the pharmacies and see how they can help me.  I still have not received any type of response from my emails or voice messages to Sanofi from last week.  Still never received a phone call from Walgreens where I filled 12+ Auvi-Q scripts last year about the recall!  Can you believe this?

This is straight from the Auvi-Q website:

“Sanofi US is voluntarily recalling all Auvi‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP). The recall involves all Auvi‑Q currently on the market and includes both the 0.15 mg and 0.3 mg strengths for hospitals, retailers and consumers. This includes lot numbers 2081278 through 3037230, which expire October 2015 through December 2016. The products have been found to potentially have inaccurate dosage delivery, which may include failure to deliver drug.”

https://www.auvi-q.com/

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MI Senate Passes Restaurant Food Allergy Bill- Great Stride in the Right Direction!

Michigan Senate Bill 730 which would mandate Michigan restaurants to keep on staff a food safety manager who has been trained in food allergy preparedness and cross-contact.

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This bill was introduced in December of 2013 by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) and has gained the support of the Michigan Association of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Director of the Department of Community Health.  As I understand the bill presently the “food safety manager” will have received training or viewed an approved video on food allergies.  I think this is a wonderful advancement for the State of Michigan and will only make eating in restaurants that much safer for people with food allergies, food sensitivities, etc. 

What do you think?  Are you in favor of this pending legislation?

Here is the link to the latest bill revision:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/Senate/htm/2013-SIB-0730.htm

Michigan Senate Bill 730 which would mandate Michigan restaurants to keep on staff a food safety manager who has been trained in food allergy preparedness and cross-contact.

michigan senate picture

This bill was introduced in December of 2013 by Sen. Judy Emmons (R) and has gained the support of the Michigan Association of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Director of the Department of Community Health.  As I understand the bill presently the “food safety manager” will have received training or viewed an approved video on food allergies.  I think this is a wonderful advancement for the State of Michigan and will only make eating in restaurants that much safer for people with food allergies, food sensitivities, etc. 

What do you think?  Are you in favor of this pending legislation?

Here is the link to the latest bill revision:

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/Senate/htm/2013-SIB-0730.htm

With schools back in sessions parents of food allergic children are more at ease since Michigan Law requiring schools to stock Epi-Pens has been implemented throughout the state

With schools back in sessions parents of food allergic children are more at ease since Michigan Law requiring schools to stock Epi-Pens has been implemented throughout the state