The Anaphylaxis Campaign (www.anaphylaxis.org.uk ) have reported that Mylan UK has recently received an approval for a variation to the administration of EpiPen® and EpiPen® Junior adrenaline auto-injector.
Adrenaline Auto-Injectors legislation was passed in Westminster to allow UK schools to be able to keep spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for emergency use. The legislation comes into effect from 1 October 2017.
There is now another new type of auto-injector released in the UK called the Emerade. This auto-injector is a little different from others on the market. Allergy specialists have asked for a simple adrenaline auto-injector with a higher dose, an extended shelf life and a longer needle and this is what the Emerade is designed to meet.