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FDA Extends EpiPen Expirations Due To Shortage

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Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 21:05:44-04

In the midst of a nationwide shortage of the EpiPen, the Food and Drug Administration is taking action to address the problem.

The agency announced it's extending the expiration dates on the life-saving drug.

The auto-injector is used to treat severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

The EpiPen has been on the FDA's drug shortages list since May... so to help in the short-term, expiration dates have been extending for certain injectors that are expired or close to expiring.