EpiPens are still potent two years after expiry
EpiPens and other adrenaline auto-injectors may still be potent enough to work many months past their labelled expiration date, according to a US study.
Four out of five auto-injectors tested still had 90% or more adrenaline two years beyond their use-by date, indicating they were still effective under the US labelling laws, the researchers note.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires auto-injector expiration dates to ensure that the devices never contain less than 90% of the original dose of adrenaline, the authors say.
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