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Nov 3, 2016 7:48 PM

Recall issued on device used to administer life-saving overdose drug


HARTFORD, Conn. — Telefax Medical has issued a recall on the medical device LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device, that is commonly used to deliver overdose reversal medicine, like Narcan.

This device delivers Naloxone, which is a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of a suspected drug overdose. It can also be used to administer medication for hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.

When used in emergency overdose situations, the device may not deliver a fully atomized plume of the medication, which can take away from the efficiency of the product, according to WTNH.

This issue is involved in the delivery process of the device and not the drug itself.

The Department of Consumer Protection, the Department of Public Health, and the Office of Emergency Medical Services are working to determine which of the affected products are currently in circulation. The recall will create a shortage in Naloxone to Emergency Medical Services organizations, however, it will not effect the paramedic level. All patients will continue to receive appropriate medical care.

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