Wegmans out of stock of EpiPens
(WHAM) - Wegmans markets say they are currently out of stock of EpiPens
Jo Natale, vice president of media relations for Wegmans, said all pharmacies at Wegmans are currently out of stock. There is no timeline on when the supply for Wegmans will be replenished.
In a statement provided to 13WHAM, a spokesperson for Pfizer says the company is currently shipping the product, but that, "supplies may vary from pharmacy to pharmacy."
"We understand how important this potentially life-saving product is to patients," the statement continued, "and we are working closely with Mylan to monitor supply levels so patients have access to epinephrine auto injector products."
The medical device is used in emergency situations to provide a person with a dose of epinephrine, usually to counteract the effects of anaphylaxis.
Editorial note: A prior version of this article referred to an EpiPen "shortage." Pfizer tells 13WHAM the FDA must declare a shortage in order to use that specific term, and that it has not yet done so.