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 Post subject: EpiPen.ca is now live!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:12 am 
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EpiPen.ca is now live!

I got this email from King Pharma Canada Ltd. - the new "owners" of EpiPen - yesterday:

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Thank you for your interest in EpiPen® and for registering at www.EpiPen.ca .
We are pleased to inform you that the site is up and running!

EpiPen.ca provides you with in-depth information about anaphylaxis, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment guidelines, as well as
information on how EpiPen can help people be prepared. We will continue to update the site to ensure that it remains your comprehensive resource for the most current information about allergic emergencies.

We look forward to keeping you informed and helping you be prepared.

Sincerely,
King Pharma Canada Ltd.

© 2006 King Pharma Canada Ltd.
P.O. Box 13307 Kanata, Ontario K2K 1X5
Tel: 1-877-EPIPEN1 (1-877-374-7361)
Fax: 1-613-831-7738
EpiPen is a registered trademark
of EMD Chemicals, Inc. under license to
Dey, L.P., Napa, CA, U.S.A.

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Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:08 am 
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Hi Karen,
Last year our family travelled on plane first time with our anaphylactic daughter. I would not allow airport security to put the Epipens through the x-ray machine as they could not tell me with certainty if the radiation affected the epinephrine. (Pharmacist's literature has no info). A couple of weeks ago I emailed Pharma King inquiring specifically if airport x-ray machines affected the medication and could they pass this valuable info on to the various airline's special services. They replied that the 'stability of Epipen has not been evaluated in airport x-ray machines'. I emailed them back thanking them for their response and also inquired if it was their intent to evaluate stability. I also emailed Health Canada asking them if the stability of epinephrine in auto-injectors has been evaluated in airport x-ray machines. I'm awaiting responses from both. I think people travelling on airlines should be aware of this, and new questions arise, ie. for frequent airline travellers, is there a maximum number of times auto-injectors may be exposed?
I will let you know when I hear a reply.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:54 pm 
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Thanks Donna - I never would have thought about that! I appreciate you taking the time to research this.

That's one of the GOOD things about the forum - the teamwork. :)

K.

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Karen, proud Mom of
- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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