EpiPen shortage continues to impact some pharmacies

The EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. shortage that was announced in May, continues to impact products distributed by Mylan. 

EpiPens are life-saving medications for people who are allergic to things such as bee stings or peanuts. 

In areas where local supplies are disrupted, patients might experience a delay in their prescription or have to check other pharmacies. 

Nationally, patients are still experiencing delays months after the shortage announcement. However, Outpatient Pharmacy Manager James Straub says that the Lima Memorial Hospital Pharmacy continues to be unaffected by the shortage.

Making sure you're prepared and have some on hand ahead of time is the best thing a patient can do," says Straub. 

If you or someone you know has trouble getting an EpiPen, Mylan suggests getting in touch with the company's customer service hotline to find a pharmacy that has the medication.