Recall issued on device used to administer life-saving overdose drug

Narcan Naloxone

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Telefax Medical has issued a recall on the medical device LMA MAD Intranasal Mucosal Atomization Device, that is commonly used to deliver overdose reversal medicine. This device delivers Naloxone, which is a life-saving drug that reverses the effects of a suspected drug overdose. It can also be used to administer medication for hypoglycemia and epileptic seizures.

When used in emergency overdose situations, the device may not deliver a fully atomized plume of the medication, which can impair the efficiency of the product. This issue is in regard to the delivery process of the device and not an issue with the drug itself.

The Department of Consumer Protection, the Department of Public Health, and the Office of Emergency Medical Services are working to determine which of the affected products are currently in circulation. The recall will create a shortage in Naloxone to Emergency Medical Services organizations, however, it will not effect the paramedic level. All patients will continue to receive appropriate medical care.

Currently, Naloxone is available in Connecticut to individuals at over 300 pharmacies. Connecticut law also allows physicians, surgeons, physicians assistants, registered nurses, and dentists to prescribe and administer the medication to their patients.

For more information as to which product codes have been recalled click here.

For a link of the participating pharmacies click here.

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