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autoinjector

(ot″ō-in-jek′tŏr) [ auto- + injector]
A syringe that contains a spring-loaded needle with a preloaded dose of medication. When forced against the body with a stabbing motion, the device activates and administers a calculated dose of medication. Autoinjectors are commonly used for self-administration of epinephrine (to mitigate anaphylaxis); by migraine sufferers (to achieve prompt relief of headache); or by military and emergency services workers to combat the effects of nerve agents.
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Epinephrine Injection (Auto-Injector) is a prescription medicine in a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies including anaphylaxis in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic emergencies.
The global auto-injectors market size was estimated at USD 767.7 million in 2018 and is anticipated to exhibit a CAGR of 19.5%
As supply issues related to epinephrine auto-injector products by other manufacturers continue, the collaboration aims to broaden access to an available treatment option for patients with life-threatening allergies, especially as families prepare for back-to-school season.
Under this IDIQ contract, Emergent will maintain the capability to manufacture and deliver various medical countermeasures defined by the Department of State, including the Trobigard auto-injector, Reactive Skin Decontamination Lotion Kit, and auto-injector training devices.
The US FDA's approval to market the generic epinephrine auto-injector in 0.3 mg and 0.15 mg strengths was awarded to Teva Pharmaceuticals USA.
"Today's approval of the first generic version of the most widely prescribed epinephrine auto-injector in the U.S.
I was shocked to discover around 20 people die each year due to anaphylaxis, yet the majority of people in the UK don't know how to use an EpiPen (an adrenaline auto-injector) correctly.
Kaleo also makes the emergency epinephrine device Auvi-Q, which uses the same auto-injector and also costs $4,500, although the company claims millions of people with insurance will be able to get it with no copay and the cash price for others would be $360.
* use the adrenaline auto-injector at the first signs of a severe allergic reaction
Generic drug manufacturer Mylan expanded the recall of its epinephrine auto-injectors to the United States after concerns that the EpiPens may not work.
CVS' intervention on behalf of patients in the epinephrine auto-injector market is part of a larger pattern.
Addiction Professional spoke for this article with a treatment program that started the first large naloxone buying and training programs using the atomizer; the founder of Kaleo, which makes the Evzio auto-injector; and a purchasing cooperative that buys naloxone for mayors, governors and counties, about the hard realities of this drug.