Expired EpiPens are better than nothing

In an emergency, an expired EpiPen is probably better than nothing.

A small study shows adrenaline auto-injectors likely retain their potency for up to four years past their expiry date.

Of 40 EpiPens and EpiPen Jrs, collected from patients at a California clinic, none were discoloured and more than half retained at least 50% of their stated adrenaline up to 90 months after the stated expiry data.

“We expect that the dose available 50 months after expiration would still provide a beneficial pharmacologic response,” the authors from the University of California,