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  1. EpiPen & EpiPen Jr Recall

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    Mylan has voluntary recalled certain lots of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr because of a potential defect that could make the device difficult to activate in an anaphylactic emergency.  The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr devices recalled were manufactured from December 2015 and July 2016. Please see the lots recalled below:

    U.S. Impacted Lots:

    Product/Dosage

    NDC Number

    Lot Number

    Expiration Date

    EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

    49502-501-02

    5GN767

    April 2017

    EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

    49502-501-02

    5GN773

    April 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    5GM631

    April 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    5GM640

    May 2017

    EpiPen Jr 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.15 mg

    49502-501-02

    6GN215

    September 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM082

    September 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM072

    September 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM081

    September 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM088

    October 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM199

    October 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM091

    October 2017

    EpiPen 2-Pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM198

    October 2017

    EpiPen 2-pak® Auto-Injectors, 0.3 mg

    49502-500-02

    6GM087

    October 2017

     
    If you have any of the recalled auto-injectors, visit Mylan.com/EpiPenRecall for updates on product return and replacement instructions. Mylan will replace the recalled devices for free; but please keep and carry your existing product until you receive your replacement device.  You may receive either EpiPen Auto-Injector or the authorized generic for EpiPen Auto-Injector at the pharmacy as a replacement based on availability.

    If you need more information, please contact Mylan Customer Relations at 800-796-9526or customer.service@mylan.com.

  2. April e-Newsletter: Spring Allergies, Influenza & Zika virus

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    Seasonal Allergies

    It’s that time of year again.  That beautiful green coating on your car.  The sneezing, the runny nose, the coughing, the itchy everything.  Spring allergy season has arrived in RVA.  If you or your child is an allergy sufferer and hasn’t started taking medicine yet, now is the time to start.  For additional information about seasonal allergies and tips on how to best control them, please visit our Seasonal Allergies page in the Resource Library.

     

    What’s New with the Flu?

    In addition to tree pollen March has brought us a notable increase in cases of influenza.  In just the first week of March we had more confirmed cases of influenza than we had for all of December, January and February.  This year’s vaccine is twice as effective as last year’s, and the vast majority of confirmed cases have been unvaccinated individuals.  We do expect to be seeing cases of the flu for at least the next month, so it’s not too late to get your child a flu vaccine.  We are out of Flumist, but still have flu shots for children 6 months of age and older.  If you think your child has the flu, keep them comfortable and hydrated, and consider bringing them in for evaluation.  Tamiflu is typically most helpful at shortening the length of symptoms and contagiousness if started in the first 48 hrs of symptoms.

     

    What’s New with Zika Virus?

    By now you have probably heard a lot about Zika virus, and possibly a lot of conflicting information.  Zika virus is transmitted primarily by mosquito bites.  The symptoms of Zika virus infection are typically mild and manageable.  Approximately 80% of those infected show no symptoms at all.  Those that do have symptoms have some combination of fever, pink eye, rash and joint pain.  The greatest concern with Zika virus has been its association with microcephaly (small head and brain) in babies born to mom’s who were infected while pregnant.  Research continues to determine how, and if they truly are linked.  To read more about Zika virus and ways to minimize your risk of exposure, please visit our Zika virus page in the Resource Library.

     

    Top Docs

    Congratulations Dr. Shreve and Dr. Nelson for being voted Top Docs in Richmond Magazine’s annual survey of Richmond area physicians.

  3. Dr. Nelson named finalist for RTD 2015 Person of the Year

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    For her tireless efforts advocating to bring a free-standing children’s hospital to RVA, Dr. Nelson has been recognized by Discover Richmond and the RTD as one of 10 finalists for 2015 Person of the Year. Click here to read the RTD article by Tammie Smith, “Pediatrician continues quest for kids’ hospital.’

  4. Dr. Shreve & Dr. Snead Named Richmond’s Best Pediatricians

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    Congratulations to Dr. J. Mark Shreve and Dr. Warren Snead, who have once again been recognized as the Readers’ Pick for Best Pediatrician in Style Weekly’s annual Best of Richmond Issue.  This is the 5th consecutive time Dr. Shreve has held this distinction and the 2nd time in 3 years for Dr. Snead.  Please join us in congratulating them.  Also, a sincere thank you to all the parents of our patients who voted and made this recognition possible.

    Read more in the Best of Richmond issue.