FDA Blasts Bloggers' Instructions on Homemade Epi-Pencil

Sep 22, 2016

in-Pharma Technologist

According to an article in in-Pharma Technologist, a group of hackers claim that they have made an epinephrine delivery device that costs around $30. It comprises three parts: an Owen Mumford non-fixed needle autoinjector, a 1cc/ml sterile syringe and a BD PrecisionGlide Single-Use Hypodermic Needle -- all available online.

An FDA spokesperson warned people against that device, saying, "Using unapproved prescription drugs for personal use is a potentially dangerous practice."

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