Local Pharmacist Sravya Cherukuri brought to attention the shortage in EpiPens in the Estevan area, it's not only affecting locally but nationally.
Cherukuri stated, "We have had a shortage a few months now, and then we got some in. But for the month of August, there will be a shortage."
Due to the shortage, people are encouraged to use an expired EpiPen and then call 911 right away. The manufacturing company is believed to be short an ingredient that it takes to make the EpiPen.
In case of an allergic reaction and you are left without an EpiPen you can, of course, go to emergency. But there is another option, "You can go to any pharmacist in town, as they are qualified to give injections. So they can give the intramuscular injection right away. Because the EpiPen has epinephrine in it. So we can inject it in the time while waiting for emergency services to come."
And the shortage is not only affecting adults but children, as well as the junior EpiPens, are also experiencing a shortage.